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The lone star tick, Amblyomma americanum, is spreading northward from its historical stronghold in the southeastern United States. As a vector and biting pest, public and veterinary health officials must remain vigilant of the lone star tick's expanding range. We use ticks submitted to Public...

Author(s)
Nelder, M. P.; Russell, C. B.; Clow, K. M.; Johnson, S.; Weese, J. S.; Cronin, K.; Ralevski, F.; Jardine, C. M.; Patel, S. N.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 2019, 10, 1, pp 146-155
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

State parks, used by many for various kinds of recreation, are also places where people and their companion animals are exposed to ticks and tickborne pathogens. While most studies in state parks in the United States have evaluated risk of encounter of Lyme-infected ticks, limited studies have...

Author(s)
Mitcham, J. R.; Talley, J. L.; Noden, B. H.
Publisher
Society of Southwestern Entomologists, Dallas, USA
Citation
Southwestern Entomologist, 2018, 43, 2, pp 303-315
Abstract

Early research indicates that outdoor workers, such as park rangers and land managers, are at greater risk of tick-borne disease (TBD) infection because of their repeated occupational exposure to ticks, yet few studies have sought to determine predictors of personal protective behavior in this...

Author(s)
Donohoe, H.; Omodior, O.; Roe, J.
Publisher
Elsevier, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, 2018, 22, pp 9-17
Abstract

The Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program was the first parasite eradication program of veterinary importance in the United States and is considered to be one of the greatest disease eradication programs of all time. The program's utilization of pasture vacation and dipping of cattle in acaricide...

Author(s)
Lohmeyer, K. H.; May, M. A.; Thomas, D. B.; León, A. A. P. de
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Journal of Medical Entomology, 2018, 55, 3, pp 515-522
Abstract

Anaplasma phagocytophilum is an emerging tick-borne zoonosis with extensive increased interest. Epidemiological data are available in several regions of the USA, Europe and Asia in contrast to other parts of the world such as North Africa. Blood samples of 261 healthy individuals divided in two...

Author(s)
Khatat, S. E.; Sahibi, H.; Hing, M.; Moustain, I. A.; El-Amri, H.; Benajiba, M.; Kachani, M.; Duchateau, L.; Daminet, S.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2016, 11, 8, pp e0160880
Abstract

The risk of tick exposure and tick-borne diseases (TBD) can be high in nature-based outdoor recreation settings. In the absence of available vaccines, adoption of personal protective behaviors (PPB) recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) such as wearing long pants...

Author(s)
Omodior, O.; Pennington-Gray, L.; Donohoe, H.
Publisher
Sagamore Publishing, Urbana, USA
Citation
Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 2015, 33, 2, pp unpaginated
Abstract

Background: Because of frequent exposure to tick habitats, outdoor workers are at high risk for tick-borne diseases. Adherence to National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health-recommended tick bite prevention methods is poor. A factory-based method for permethrin impregnation of clothing...

Author(s)
Vaughn, M. F.; Funkhouser, S. W.; Lin, F. C.; Fine, J.; Juliano, J. J.; Apperson, C. S.; Meshnick, S. R.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2014, 46, 5, pp 473-480
Abstract

The Centers for Disease Control, in the USA, recently reviewed all 2000-09 laboratory records to identify cases of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) among US travellers. Five cases were identified. This report describes these 5 cases of TBE. All 5 cases had TBEV or POWV immunoglobulin M (IgM)...

Publisher
Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta , USA
Citation
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 2010, 59, 11, pp 335-338

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