Hosts as ecological traps for the vector of Lyme disease.

@article{Keesing2009HostsAE,
  title={Hosts as ecological traps for the vector of Lyme disease.},
  author={Felicia Keesing and Jaclyn Brunner and Salome D{\"u}rr and Marykate Killilea and Kathleen Logiudice and Kerstin Schmidt and Huy Vuong and Richard S Ostfeld},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={276 1675},
  pages={3911-9}
}
Vectors of infectious diseases are generally thought to be regulated by abiotic conditions such as climate or the availability of specific hosts or habitats. In this study we tested whether blacklegged ticks, the vectors of Lyme disease, granulocytic anaplasmosis and babesiosis can be regulated by the species of vertebrate hosts on which they obligately feed. By subjecting field-caught hosts to parasitism by larval blacklegged ticks, we found that some host species (e.g. opossums, squirrels… CONTINUE READING
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