prevalence of tick-borne pathogens in ixodes scapularis in a rural new jersey assess the potential risk for other tick-borne diseases, we collected 100 adult ixodes scapularis in hunterdon county, a rapidly developing rural county in lyme disease endemic western new jersey. we tested the ticks by polymerase chain reaction for borrelia burgdorferi, babesia microti, and the rickettsial agent of human granulocytic ehrlichiosis (hge). fifty-five ticks were infected with at least one of the three pathogens: 43 with b. burgdorferi, five with b. microti, and 17 with the hge a ...19989452402
american black bears as hosts of blacklegged ticks (acari: ixodidae) in the northeastern united states.ticks and whole blood were collected from american black bears (ursus americanus pallas) between october 2011 and october 2012 across four counties in northwestern new jersey, an area where blacklegged ticks (ixodes scapularis say) and their associated tick-borne pathogens are prevalent. adult american dog ticks (dermacentor variabilis say) were the most frequently collected tick species in late spring, whereas adult and nymphal blacklegged ticks were found in both the late spring and fall month ...201526336232
serologic evidence of infection with ehrlichia spp. in wild rodents (muridae: sigmodontinae) in the united states.rodent (muridae: sigmodontinae) blood and sera collected from 14 states were tested for seroreactivity to a cultured isolate of the human granulocytic ehrlichiosis (hge) agent by using an indirect immunofluorescence assay. of the 1,240 samples tested, 136 (11%) were found to be reactive at titers of > or = 32. rodents with hge agent-specific antibodies were found in new york (23% of 491 samples; geometric mean endpoint titer [gmt] = 441), connecticut (11% of 100 samples; gmt = 481), california ( ...19989508298
elimination of borrelia burgdorferi and anaplasma phagocytophilum in rodent reservoirs and ixodes scapularis ticks using a doxycycline hyclate-laden bait.a field trial was conducted in a lyme disease-endemic area of new jersey to determine the efficacy of a doxycyline hyclate rodent bait to prophylactically protect and cure small-mammal reservoirs and reduce infection rates in questing ixodes scapularis ticks for borrelia burgdorferi and anaplasma phagocytophilum. the doxycycline-laden bait was formulated at a concentration of 500 mg/kg and delivered during the immature tick feeding season in rodent-targeted bait boxes. the percentage of infected ...201122144454
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