High Prevalence of Borrelia miyamotoi among Adult Blacklegged Ticks from White-Tailed Deer
Published Date:Feb 2016
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 22(2):316-318.
High Prevalence Of Borrelia Miyamotoi Among Adult Blacklegged Ticks From White-Tailed Deer
RNA, Ribosomal, 16S
Pubmed Central ID:PMC4734535
Description:We compared the prevalence of Borrelia miyamotoi infection in questing and deer-associated adult Ixodes scapularis ticks in Wisconsin, USA. Prevalence among deer-associated ticks (4.5% overall, 7.1% in females) was significantly higher than among questing ticks (1.0% overall, 0.6% in females). Deer may be a sylvatic reservoir for this newly recognized zoonotic pathogen.
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