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Birds Disperse Ixodid (Acari: Ixodidae) and Borrelia burgdorferi-Infected Ticks in Canada
  • John D. Scott, K. Fernando, +5 authors M. Morshed
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of medical entomology
  • 1 July 2001
It is concluded that passerine birds disperse several species of ixodid ticks in Canada, and during spring migration translocate ticks from the United States, and Central and South America, some of which are infected with B. burgdorferi. Expand
Medical and Veterinary Entomology
This book is primarily intended for graduate students and upper level undergraduates studying the medical and veterinary significance of insects and related arthropods, and includes extensive coverage of arachnids, including scorpions, solpugids, spiders, mites and ticks. Expand
Host Associations and Seasonal Activity of Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae) in Missouri
Eastern cottontail rabbits, white-tailed deer, raccoons, and squirrels had the highest relative abundance of larval lone star ticks, but they were also found on opossums and wild turkey. Expand
Ixodes (Ixodes) scapularis (Acari:Ixodidae): redescription of all active stages, distribution, hosts, geographical variation, and medical and veterinary importance.
The blacklegged tick, Ixodes (Ixodes) scapularis Say, 1821, is redescribed, based on laboratory reared specimens originating in Bulloch County, Georgia. Information on distribution, hostExpand
A state-by-state survey of ticks recorded from humans in the United States.
A total of 44 tick species was recorded as parasites of humans, consisting of 11 species of soft ticks (Argasidae) and 33 species of hard ticks (Ixodidae). Expand
Fleas parasitizing domestic dogs in Georgia, USA: species composition and seasonal abundance.
Monthly flea collections from domestic dogs in Bulloch County, Georgia, USA from September 1996 to August 2004 suggested that certain dogs had acquired these particular ectoparasites through hunting activities. Expand
Ticks parasitizing humans in Georgia and South Carolina.
Lone star ticks, Amblyomma americanum, were a much more prevalent parasite of humans in the current survey and have epidemiological significance because these tick species are vectors of zoonotic pathogens or cause tick paralysis in humans. Expand
An enzootic transmission cycle of Lyme borreliosis spirochetes in the southeastern United States
The presence of the LD spirochete B. burgdorferi sensu stricto, three main reservoir hosts, and two enzootic tick vectors in the southeastern U.S., where there is controversy as to the presence of “true” LD, is reported. Expand