Isolation of a virus closely related to Powassan virus from Dermacentor andersoni
collected along North Cache la Poudre River, Colo.
Wikel, "Isolation and molecular cloning of a secreted immunosuppressant protein from Dermacentor andersoni
salivary gland," Journal of Parasitology, vol.
Phagocytosis of the Lyme disease spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi, by cells from the ticks, Ixodes scapularis and Dermacentor andersoni
, infected with an endosymbiont, Rickettsia peacockii.
The Rocky Mountain wood tick (Dermacentor andersoni
) is not believed to carry Lyme; however, this nasty critter does transmit Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia, Colorado tick fever, and tick paralysis.
COLORADO TICK FEVER is caused by a virus transmitted by the Rocky Mountain wood tick (Dermacentor andersoni
Coltivirus, also known as Colorado tick fever virus, is passed by the Rocky Mountain wood tick, Dermacentor andersoni
. (22) Most cases tend to appear in older adults and more than twice as many in males than females, as with many tick-borne viruses.
En 1906, estudios realizados por Howard Ricketts en curies o cobayos, demostraron que la RMSF era transmitida a traves de sangre infectada, que el vector de esta enfermedad eran las garrapatas de la especie Dermacentor andersoni
y que este vector transmitia la bacteria a traves de su progenie (transmision transovarial) (14, 15).
The species that cause the most cases of human, dog, and livestock paralysis in North America are Dermacentor andersoni