Risk factors associated with the carriage of Ixodes scapularis relative to other tick species in a population of pet dogs from southeastern Ontario, Canada.

TitleRisk factors associated with the carriage of Ixodes scapularis relative to other tick species in a population of pet dogs from southeastern Ontario, Canada.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsJames CA, Pearl DL, Lindsay LR, Peregrine AS, Jardine CM
JournalTicks Tick Borne Dis.
Volume10
Start Page290
Issue2
Pagination290-298
Date Published02/2019
KeywordsAnaplasma phagocytophilum; Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto; Canine; Epidemiology; Logistic regression; Lyme disease
Abstract

Within an emerging area for Lyme disease risk in southeastern Ontario, we identified the tick species carried by dogs; determined the prevalence of B. burgdorferi and A. phagocytophilum in I. scapularis; and examined associations between pet demographics, travel history, and geographical location and the odds of: a dog carrying I. scapularis relative to other tick species (i.e., case-case design), and a removed I. scapularis being infected with B. burgdorferi.

URLhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30466965