To investigate the hypothesis that HRTV activity occurs throughout the range of its putative tick vector
, we conducted a retrospective serosurvey of mainly white-tailed deer and raccoon from 19 states within the heart and periphery of the lone star tick range to look for evidence of HRTV activity.
Implications of climate change on the distribution of the tick vector
Ixodes scapularis and risk for Lyme disease in the Texas-Mexico transboundary region.
The information gained from tick surveillance regarding tick vectors
, disease incidence, and pathogen prevalence is invaluable.
Besides the two major tick vectors
, other species of Haemaphysalis, Ixodes, Hyalomma, Dermacentor and Rhipicephalus are capable of transmitting the pathogen.
2) Evidence is mounting that, on its northern front, the expanding range of Lyme disease is driven by climate change; warming temperatures allow new populations of the tick vector
, Ixodes scapularis, to establish themselves in regions that were once too cold.
The epidemiology of TBRF is determined by the prevalence of tick vectors
and the number of infected ticks (Cutler et al.
Kinetics of Borrelia burgdorferi infection in larvae of refractory and competent tick vectors
Scientists who wish to perform innovative pilot project research on any aspect of established or emerging tick-borne diseases -- including those caused by Lyme disease and relapsing fever borrelia, anaplasma, babesia, bartonella and ehrlichia species, and their tick vectors
-- are invited to apply.
Rickettsia are maintained in nature in tick vectors
found in high grass, low shrubs, woodlands, fields, and at the forest edge.