Distribution, density, and Lyme disease spirochete infection in Ixodes dammini (Acari: Ixodidae) on white-tailed deer in Maryland.

@article{Amerasinghe1992DistributionDA,
  title={Distribution, density, and Lyme disease spirochete infection in Ixodes dammini (Acari: Ixodidae) on white-tailed deer in Maryland.},
  author={Felix Prashantha Amerasinghe and Nancy L. Breisch and A. F. Azad and W F Gimpel and Marco Giuseppe Greco and K Neidhardt and Benedict B. Pagac and Joseph F. Piesman and Johannes J. M. van de Sandt and Thomas W. Scott},
  journal={Journal of medical entomology},
  year={1992},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={54-61}
}
A Statewide survey of ticks parasitizing white-tailed deer was carried out in Maryland during November 1989 to assess the status of the deer tick, Ixodes dammini Spielman, Clifford, Piesman & Corwin, the major vector of Lyme disease in the northeastern United States. Ticks were collected from deer carcasses brought in by hunters at 23 check stations (one per county). A total of 3,437 I. dammini were collected from 538 of 1,281 deer (42%), together with 2,013 Dermacentor albipictus (Packard) and… CONTINUE READING