Frequency and Distribution of Rickettsiae, Borreliae, and Ehrlichiae Detected in Human-Parasitizing Ticks, Texas, USA
Published Date:Feb 2016
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 22(2):312-315.
Frequency And Distribution Of Rickettsiae, Borreliae, And Ehrlichiae Detected In Human-Parasitizing Ticks, Texas, USA
Pubmed Central ID:PMC4734531
Description:To describe the presence and distribution of tickborne bacteria and their vectors in Texas, USA, we screened ticks collected from humans during 2008-2014 for Rickettsia, Borrelia, and Ehrlichia spp. Thirteen tick species were identified, and 23% of ticks carried bacterial DNA from at least 1 of the 3 genera tested.
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