Associations between Ixodes scapularis ticks and small mammal hosts in a newly endemic zone in southeastern Canada: Implications for Borrelia burgdorferi transmission.

TitleAssociations between Ixodes scapularis ticks and small mammal hosts in a newly endemic zone in southeastern Canada: Implications for Borrelia burgdorferi transmission.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsBouchard C, Beauchamp G, Nguon S, Trudel L, Milord F, Lindsay LR, Bélanger D, Ogden NH
JournalTicks Tick Borne Dis.
Volume2
Start Page183
Issue4
Date Published12/2011
Keywordschipmunks, hosts, ixodes, mice, quebec, scapularis, ticks
Abstract

Immature Ixodes scapularis infestation and Borrelia burgdorferi infection of wild small mammals were studied from June to October in 2007 and from May to October in 2008 at 71 study sites in a zone where I. scapularis populations and environmental Lyme disease risk are emerging in southwestern Quebec.

URLhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22108010
DOI10.1016/j.ttbdis.2011.03.005