Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

Volume 16, Number 3—March 2010

Research

Blood Meal Analysis to Identify Reservoir Hosts for Amblyomma americanum Ticks

Brian F. AllanComments to Author , Lisa S. Goessling, Gregory A. Storch, and Robert E. Thach
Author affiliations: Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, USA (B.F. Allan, L.S. Goessling, R.E. Thach); St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis (G.A. Storch)

Main Article

Table 5

Blood meal source in pathogen-positive Amblyomma americanum nymphs, Missouri, USA, 2005 and 2007–2008

Host No. A. americanum nymphs infected
Ehrlichia chaffeensis E. ewingii Borrelia lonestari
Ruminantia 8 12 4
Sciurus 2 3 1
Leporidae 1 1 0
Passeriformes 0 1 1
Squamata/testudines 0 0 1
Mixed 4 6 2
Not identified
4
8
9
Total 19 31 18

Main Article

TOP