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Volume 12, Number 12—December 2006

Research

Borrelia garinii in Seabird Ticks (Ixodes uriae), Atlantic Coast, North America

Robert P. Smith*Comments to Author , Sabir Bin Muzaffar†, Jennifer Lavers†, Eleanor H. Lacombe*, Bruce K. Cahill*, Charles B. Lubelczyk*, Allen Kinsler*, Amy J. Mathers*, and Peter W. Rand*
Author affiliations: *Maine Medical Center Research Institute, South Portland, Maine, USA; †Memorial University of Newfoundland, Saint John's, Newfoundland, Canada

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Submissions of Ixodes uriae from coastal Maine (USA) and Canada, 1996–2005

Site Host species
On humans Flag/drag sampling Soil/litter sample
Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica) Murre (Uria aalge)/Razorbill (Alca torda) Black guillemot (Cepphus grille) Herring gull (Larus argentatus) Common eider (Somateria mollissima)
Machias Seal Island* 218 5 52
Matinicus Rock* 258 23 25 210
Petit Manan Island* 56 12
Seal Island* 46
Gannet Island† 111 88 8 72 31
Gull Island‡ 22 22 5 76 200

*Maine, USA.
†Labrador, Canada.
‡Newfoundland, Canada.

*Maine, USA.
†Labrador, Canada.
‡Newfoundland, Canada.

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