survey of ticks (acari: ixodidae) and tick-borne pathogens in north dakota.ticks were sampled at nine locations throughout north dakota during early summer of 2010, using flagging techniques and small mammals trapping. in total, 1,762 ticks were collected from eight of the nine locations. the dominant species were dermacentor variabilis (say) (82%), found throughout the state, and ixodes scapularis say (17%), found in northeastern counties. a few nymphal and adult i. scapularis tested positive for borrelia burgdorferi (3%) and anaplasma phagocytophilum (8%). this is th ...201425276942
human infection with ehrlichia muris-like pathogen, united states, 2007-2013(1).an ehrlichia muris-like (eml) pathogen was detected among 4 patients in minnesota and wisconsin during 2009. we characterized additional cases clinically and epidemiologically. during 2004-2013, blood samples from 75,077 patients from all 50 united states were tested by pcr from the groel gene for ehrlichia spp. and anaplasma phagocytophilum. during 2007-2013, samples from 69 (0.1%) patients were positive for the eml pathogen; patients were from 5 states: indiana (1), michigan (1), minnesota (33 ...201526402378
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