Canadian Tick-borne Illness Research 2010-Present

Please note that while summaries of the journal articles listed below are fairly universally accessible by members of the public, full text access often (though not always) requires a fee and/or account.

If you are aware of any Canadian research into ticks or tick-borne illnesses that should be included below, please send me an email and include whatever details you have.

Last updated: November 2, 2020

Found 398 results
2018
Uminski K, Kadkhoda K, Houston BL, Lopez A, MacKenzie LJ, Lindsay LR, Walkty A, Embil J, and Zarychanski R, Anaplasmosis: An emerging tick-borne disease of importance in Canada., IDCases, vol. 14, p. e00472, 2018.
Verhey TB, Castellanos M, and Chaconas G, Antigenic Variation in the Lyme Spirochete: Insights into Recombinational Switching with a Suggested Role for Error-Prone Repair., Cell Rep., vol. 23, no. 9, 2018.
Clow KM, Finer R, Lumsden G, and Jardine CM, Assessing the Repeatability of Tick Dragging as a Method for Ixodes scapularis Surveillance, Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, vol. 18, no. 11, 2018.
Mathieu A, Pastor AR, Berkvens CN, Gara-Boivin C, Hebert M, Leveille AN, Barta JR, and Smith DA, Babesia odocoilei as a cause of mortality in captive cervids in Canada, Can Vet J, vol. 59, no. 1, pp. 52-58, 2018.
Mendoza EJ, Warner B, Kobinger G, Ogden NH, and Safronetz D, Baited vaccines: A strategy to mitigate rodent‐borne viral zoonoses in humans, Zoonoses and Public Health, 2018.
Stricker RB and Middelveen MJ, Better drugs for Lyme disease: focus on the spirochete, Infect Drug Resist, vol. 11, 2018.
Castellanos M, Verhey TB, and Chaconas G, A Borrelia burgdorferi mini-vls system that undergoes antigenic switching in mice: investigation of the role of plasmid topology and the long inverted repeat., Mol Microbiol., vol. 109, no. 5, pp. 710-721, 2018.
Sanderson M, Lindsay LR, Campbell TM, and Morshed M, A case of Powassan encephalitis acquired in southern Quebec, CMAJ, vol. 190, no. 50, pp. E1478-E1480, 2018.
Kadkhoda K, Semus M, Jelic T, and Walkty A, Case Report: A Case of Colorado Tick Fever Acquired in Southwestern Saskatchewan, Am J Trop Med Hyg, vol. 98, no. 3, pp. 891-893, 2018.
Lewis J, Boudreau CR, Patterson JW, Bradet-Legris J, and Lloyd VK, Citizen Science and Community Engagement in Tick Surveillance—A Canadian Case Study, Healthcare, vol. 6, no. 1, 2018.
Fesler MC, Middelveen MJ, and Stricker RB, Clinical evaluation of Morgellons disease in a cohort of North American patients, Dermatol Reports, vol. 10, no. 1, p. 7660, 2018.
Johnson KO, Nelder MP, Russell C, Li Y, Badiani T, Sander B, Sider D, and Patel SN, Clinical manifestations of reported Lyme disease cases in Ontario, Canada: 2005-2014, PLoS One, vol. 13, no. 6, 2018.
Charbonneau A, Charette LP, Rouleau G, Savary M, Wilson A, Heer E, Beriault K, and de Pokomandy A, Clinical presentation of Lyme disease in the higher-risk region of Quebec: a retrospective descriptive study, CMAJ Open, vol. 6, no. 1, 2018.
Lieske DJ and Lloyd VK, Combining public participatory surveillance and occupancy modelling to predict the distributional response of Ixodes scapularis to climate change, ScienceDirect, vol. 9, no. 3, 2018.
Kaufman WR and Flynn PC, A comparison of the cuticular properties of the female ticks Ixodes pacificus and Amblyomma hebraeum (Acari: Ixodidae) throughout the feeding period, Exp Appl Acarol, vol. 76, no. 3, pp. 365-380, 2018.
Genne D, Sarr A, Gomez-Chamorro A, Durand J, Cayol C, Rais O, and Voordouw M, Competition between strains of Borrelia afzelii inside the rodent host and the tick vector., Proc Biol Sci, vol. 285, no. 1890, 2018.
Nelder MP, Wijayasri S, Russell CB, Johnson KO, Marchand‑Austin A, Cronin K, Johnson S, Badiani T, Patel SN, and Sider D, The continued rise of Lyme disease in Ontario, Canada: 2017, Can Commun Dis Rep, vol. 44, no. 10, 2018.
Wills MKB, Kirby AM, and Lloyd VK, Detecting the lyme disease spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi, in ticks using nested PCR, Journal of Visualized Experiments, vol. 2018, no. 132, 2018.
Middelveen MJ, Cruz ID, Fesler MC, Stricker RB, and Shah JS, Detection of tick-borne infection in Morgellons disease patients by serological and molecular techniques, Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol, vol. 11, pp. 561-569, 2018.
Schillberg E, Lunny D, Lindsay LR, Nelder MP, Russell C, Mackie M, Coats D, and Berry A, Distribution of Ixodes scapularis in Northwestern Ontario: Results from Active and Passive Surveillance Activities in the Northwestern Health Unit Catchment Area, Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, vol. 15, no. 10, 2018.

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