|Title||Associations between Ixodes scapularis ticks and small mammal hosts in a newly endemic zone in southeastern Canada: Implications for Borrelia burgdorferi transmission.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2011|
|Authors||Bouchard C, Beauchamp G, Nguon S, Trudel L, Milord F, Lindsay LR, Bélanger D, Ogden NH|
|Journal||Ticks Tick Borne Dis.|
|Keywords||chipmunks, hosts, ixodes, mice, quebec, scapularis, ticks|
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.