|Title||The common shrew (Sorex araneus): a neglected host of tick-borne infections?|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2011|
|Journal||Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis|
|Authors||Bown KJ, Lambin X, Telford G, Heyder-Bruckner D, Ogden NH, Birtles RJ|
|Keywords||anaplasma, babesia, disease, England, hosts, lyme, shrews|
The finding that the nymphs collected from shrews were almost exclusively I. trianguliceps highlights that this species is the key vector of these infections in this small mammal community.