hemocytic rickettsia-like organisms in ticks: serologic reactivity with antisera to ehrlichiae and detection of dna of agent of human granulocytic ehrlichiosis by pcr.ixodid ticks were collected from connecticut, massachusetts, missouri, pennsylvania, rhode island, and british columbia (canada) during 1991 to 1994 to determine the prevalence of infection with hemocytic (blood cell), rickettsia-like organisms. hemolymph obtained from these ticks was analyzed by direct and indirect fluorescent antibody (fa) staining methods with dog, horse, or human sera containing antibodies to ehrlichia canis, ehrlichia equi, or rickettsia rickettsii. of the 693 nymphal and a ...19958567911
arbovirus surveillance in rhode island: assessing potential ecologic and climatic correlates.during 1995-2000, mosquitoes were collected from sites throughout rhode island and tested for the presence of arboviruses. mosquito trapping was done weekly from june to october with co2-baited light traps. in all, 186,537 mosquitoes belonging to 7 different genera were collected, of which coquillettidia perturbans was most abundant. a total of 6,434 pools were processed for arbovirus isolation, from which 193 arboviral isolations were made. these included 109 highlands j, 71 eastern equine ence ...200314524538
diseases of summer: eee and lyme disease. 19947949454
culex tarsalis in rhode island. 19863507483
update: west nile virus activity--eastern united states, reported to cdc through the west nile virus (wnv) surveillance system have shown an increase in the geographic range of wnv activity in 2000 compared with 1999, the first year that wnv was reported in the western hemisphere. in response to this occurrence of wnv, 17 states along the atlantic and gulf coasts, new york city, and the district of columbia conducted wnv surveillance, which included monitoring mosquitoes, sentinel chicken flocks, wild birds, and potentially susceptible mammals (e ...200011105767
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