Lyme disease vector, Ixodes dammini (the northern ...
|Title||Lyme disease vector, Ixodes dammini (the northern deer tick), identified in Prince Edward Island|
|Author(s)||Richard J. Cawthorn, Barbara S. Horney, R. Maloney|
|Journal||Canadian Veterinary Journal|
|Abstract||Adult ticks were found on 2 cats and a dog in the Charlottetown area between June and November 1989. The 3 ticks were identified as I. dammini. Serum samples from the 2 cats were examined for antibodies to Borrelia burgdorferi; IFA titres were less than 1:32 in both cats. It is uncertain whether in the absence of wild white-tailed deer on Prince Edward Island, the ticks are able to complete their life-cycle..|
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