Predicting the rate of invasion of the agent of Lyme disease Borrelia burgdorferi

TitlePredicting the rate of invasion of the agent of Lyme disease Borrelia burgdorferi
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsOgden NH, Lindsay LR, Leighton P
JournalJournal of Applied Ecology
Volume50
Start Page510
Issue2
Date Published04/2013
Keywordsborrelia, burgdorferi, Canada, disease, lyme, spread, ticks
Abstract

We have identified the speed at which the pathogen Borrelia burgdorferi invades following the invasion of the tick Ixodes scapularis, and that the synchrony of larval and nymphal tick activity in spring is a key factor determining the gap between tick and pathogen invasion.

URLhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1365-2664.12050/abstract
DOI10.1111/1365-2664.12050