Ixodes scapularis ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) from Louisiana are competent to transmit Borrelia burgdorferi, the agent of Lyme borreliosis.

@article{Jacobs2003IxodesST,
  title={Ixodes scapularis ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) from Louisiana are competent to transmit Borrelia burgdorferi, the agent of Lyme borreliosis.},
  author={Mary B. Jacobs and Jeanette E. Purcell and Mario T. Philipp},
  journal={Journal of medical entomology},
  year={2003},
  volume={40 6},
  pages={964-7}
}
The principal vector of Borrelia burgdorferi, the Lyme borreliosis spirochete, in the Northeast and Midwestern regions of the United States is the blacklegged tick Ixodes scapularis. Because of a favorable environment, I. scapularis is also plentiful in the South; however, a correlation with Lyme borreliosis cases does not exist in this region of the United… CONTINUE READING