Coinfection of Blacklegged Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) in Dutchess County, New York, with the Agents of Lyme Disease and Human Granulocytic Ehrlichiosis

Eric M Schauber, Shira J. Gertz, William T. Maple, Richard S. Ostfeld

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Abstract

Adult blacklegged ticks, Ixodes scapularis Say, collected from forested sites in Dutchess County, NY, were tested for infection with the etiologic agents of Lyme disease, Borrelia burgdorferi Johnson, Schmid, Hyde, Steigerwalt & Brenner, and human granulocytic ehrlichiosis (HGE). Rates of infection with the 2 pathogens were high and independent of one another, confirming prior findings and suggesting that a variety of hosts may be competent reservoirs of the HGE agent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)901-903
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of medical entomology
Volume35
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1998
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Borrelia burgdorferi
  • Ehrlichia sp.
  • Human granulocytic ehrlichiosis
  • Ixodes scapularis
  • Lyme disease
  • New York

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • veterinary(all)
  • Insect Science
  • Infectious Diseases

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