Investigating the Adult Ixodid Tick Populations and Their Associated Anaplasma, Ehrlichia, and Rickettsia Bacteria at a Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Hotspot in Western Tennessee.
- Rebecca T Trout Fryxell,
- Brain M Hendricks,
- Kimberly Pompo,
- Sarah E Mays,
- Dave J Paulsen,
- Darwin J Operario,
- Allan E Houston
Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 2017 Jun 9. Epub 2017 Jun 9.
3 Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, University of Tennessee , Knoxville, Tennessee.
Ehrlichiosis and rickettsiosis are two common bacterial tick-borne diseases in the southeastern United States. Ehrlichiosis is caused by ehrlichiae transmitted by Amblyomma americanum and rickettsiosis is caused by rickettsiae transmitted by Amblyomma maculatum and Dermacentor variabilis. These ticks are common and have overlapping distributions in the region. Read More