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Interactions between humans and ticks are often measured indirectly, using surveillance of tick population abundance and pathogen prevalence, or reported human disease data. We used data garnered as part of a free national citizen science research effort to describe actual human exposures to ticks...

Author(s)
Salkeld, D. J.; Porter, W. T.; Loh, S. M.; Nieto, N. C.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 2019, 10, 5, pp 1113-1117
Abstract

Introduction: Tularemia is a zoonotic infection caused by the highly infectious bacterium Francisella tularensis. Persons having outdoor professions are more likely than others to be exposed to F. tularensis through increased contact with arthropods, infected animals, and contaminated aerosols. ...

Author(s)
Harrist, A.; Cherry, C.; Kwit, N.; Bryan, K.; Pappert, R.; Petersen, J.; Buttke, D.; Wong, D.; Nelson, C.
Publisher
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., New Rochelle, USA
Citation
Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 2019, 19, 5, pp 316-322
Abstract

Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto is the main etiological agent of Lyme disease (LD) in the USA. In Brazil, it is believed that a similar spirochete is the causal agent of the Baggio-Yoshinari syndrome (BYS), a zoonosis also transmitted by ticks, whose clinical manifestations are similar to those...

Author(s)
Socoloski, S. N. G.; Castro, B. G. de; Cordeiro, M. D.; Fonseca, A. H. da; Cepeda, M. B.; Nicolino, R. R.; Lopes, L. B.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Tropical Animal Health and Production, 2018, 50, 4, pp 831-836
Abstract

A 51-year-old man sought medical evaluation after returning to the USA from travel to Roatan, Honduras, in 2005, where he was bitten 2 months ago by a tick in the lower abdomen. He reported erythema and induration at the site of the tick bite with associated central necrosis. He described an...

Author(s)
Chen, L. H.; Wilson, M. E.
Publisher
National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
Citation
Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2009, 15, 8, pp 1321-1323
Abstract

To evaluate a theory-based educational programme to prevent Lyme disease and other tickborne illnesses (TBI), a randomized controlled trial of an educational programme was delivered to ferry passengers travelling to an endemic area in southeastern Massachusetts, USA. The rates of TBI and...

Author(s)
Daltroy, L. H.; Phillips, C.; Lew, R.; Wright, E.; Shadick, N. A.; Liang, M. H.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Health Education & Behavior, 2007, 34, 3, pp 531-542

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