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prevalence and geographic distribution of dirofilaria immitis, borrelia burgdorferi, ehrlichia canis, and anaplasma phagocytophilum in dogs in the united states: results of a national clinic-based serologic survey.we evaluated a comprehensive national database that documents canine infection with, or exposure to, four vector-borne disease agents, dirofilaria immitis, borrelia burgdorferi, ehrlichia canis, and anaplasma phagocytophilum in order to assess geographic trends in rates of positive tests. while the percent positive test results varied by agent in different regions of the united states, with d. immitis antigen and antibodies to e. canis more commonly identified in dogs from the south (3.9% and 1. ...200919150176
seabirds and the circulation of lyme borreliosis bacteria in the north pacific.seabirds act as natural reservoirs to lyme borreliosis spirochetes and may play a significant role in the global circulation of these pathogens. while borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (bbsl) has been shown to occur in ticks collected from certain locations in the north pacific, little is known about interspecific differences in exposure within the seabird communities of this region. we examined the prevalence of anti-bbsl antibodies in 805 individuals of nine seabird species breeding across the n ...201121919724
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