Prevalence of five tick-borne bacterial genera in adult Ixodes scapularis removed from white-tailed deer in western Tennessee

@inproceedings{Mays2014PrevalenceOF,
  title={Prevalence of five tick-borne bacterial genera in adult Ixodes scapularis removed from white-tailed deer in western Tennessee},
  author={Sarah E. Mays and Brian B M Hendricks and David J Paulsen and Allan E. Houston and Rebecca T. Trout Fryxell},
  booktitle={Parasites & Vectors},
  year={2014}
}
In the northeastern and midwestern regions of the United States Ixodes scapularis Say transmits the causal agents of anaplasmosis (Anaplasma phagocytophilum), babesiosis (Babesia microti), and borreliosis (Borrelia burgdorferi and B. miyamotoi). In the southeastern United States, none of those pathogens are considered endemic and two other tick-borne diseases (TBDs) (ehrlicihosis and rickettiosis) are more common. Our objective was to determine baseline presence and absence data for three non… CONTINUE READING