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Birds Disperse Ixodid (Acari: Ixodidae) and Borrelia burgdorferi-Infected Ticks in Canada
Abstract A total of 152 ixodid ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) consisting of nine species was collected from 82 passerine birds (33 species) in 14 locations in Canada from 1996 to 2000. The Lyme diseaseExpand
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MIGRATORY SONGBIRDS DISPERSE TICKS ACROSS CANADA, AND FIRST ISOLATION OF THE LYME DISEASE SPIROCHETE, BORRELIA BURGDORFERI, FROM THE AVIAN TICK, IXODES AURITULUS
During a 3-yr comprehensive study, 196 ixodid ticks (9 species) were collected from 89 passerine birds (32 species) from 25 localities across Canada to determine the distribution of avian-associatedExpand
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Widespread Dispersal of Borrelia burgdorferi–Infected Ticks Collected from Songbirds Across Canada
abstract:  Millions of Lyme disease vector ticks are dispersed annually by songbirds across Canada, but often overlooked as the source of infection. For clarity on vector distribution, we sampled 481Expand
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Human Babesiosis Caused by Babesia duncani Has Widespread Distribution across Canada
Human babesiosis caused by Babesia duncani is an emerging infectious disease in Canada. This malaria-like illness is brought about by a protozoan parasite infecting red blood cells. Currently,Expand
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Detection of Lyme disease spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, including three novel genotypes in ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) collected from songbirds (Passeriformes) across Canada.
Lyme disease is reported across Canada, but pinpointing the source of infection has been problematic. In this three-year, bird-tick-pathogen study (2004-2006), 366 ticks representing 12 species wereExpand
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Effects of Lowering Average or Below-Average Cholesterol Levels on the Progression of Carotid Atherosclerosis Results of the LIPID Atherosclerosis Substudy
Background-Cholesterol lowering in patients with above-average cholesterol levels has been shown to reduce the progression of atherosclerosis and lower the risk of coronary heart disease events.Expand
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First record of Amblyomma rotundatum tick (Acari: Ixodidae) parasitizing a bird collected in Canada
Abstract Migratory birds disperse engorged ticks across Canada during northward spring migration. During our tick-host study, we collected a nymphal Amblyomma rotundatum Koch, from a Veery, CatharusExpand
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Lyme Disease Spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi, Endemic in Epicenter at Turkey Point, Ontario
Abstract The Lyme disease spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi Johnson, Schmidt, Hyde, Steigerwalt, and Brenner, was discovered in blacklegged ticks, Ixodes scapularis Say at Turkey Point, Ontario,Expand
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First isolation of Lyme disease spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi, from blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis, removed from a bird in nova Scotia, Canada.
Premier isolement du spirochète de la maladie de Lyme, Borrelia burgdorferi, chez une tique à pattes noires, Ixodes scapularis, retrouvée sur un oiseau en Nouvelle-Écosse, Canada . . . . . . . . . .Expand
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Presence of spirochete causing Lyme disease, Borrelia burgdorferi, in the blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis, in southern Ontario.
Lyme disease, the most common tick-borne disease in North America, is a multisystemic illness of humans and domestic animals caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato ("in the broadExpand
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