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
the western progression of lyme disease: infectious and nonclonal borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato populations in grand forks county, north dakota.scant attention has been paid to lyme disease, borrelia burgdorferi, ixodes scapularis, or reservoirs in eastern north dakota despite the fact that it borders high-risk counties in minnesota. recent reports of b. burgdorferi and i. scapularis in north dakota, however, prompted a more detailed examination. spirochetes cultured from the hearts of five rodents trapped in grand forks county, nd, were identified as b. burgdorferi sensu lato through sequence analyses of the 16s rrna gene, the 16s rrna ...201425304515
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