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Previous work described an enzootic cycle of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (hereafter referred to as B. burgdorferi) maintained by the rodent Neotoma mexicana and the tick Ixodes spinipalpis in(More)
Two hundred fifty New Jersey field-collected Ixodes scapularis Say ticks and 17 Colorado Ixodes spinipalpis Hadwen & Nuttall ticks were tested using three separate multiplex real-time polymerase(More)
Ixodes spinipalpis maintains Borrelia bissettii spirochetes in Colorado in a cycle involving wood rats and deer mice. This tick has been described as nidicolous, remaining either attached to its(More)