Volume 18, Number 10—October 2012
Wild Birds and Urban Ecology of Ticks and Tick-borne Pathogens, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 2005–2010
|No. pools (no. larvae)||% Infected (MIP)||Birds with infected larvae, site, date||No. tested||% Infected (95% CI)||Birds with infected nymphs, site, date||IGS strain (RST group)||ospC strain|
|Haemaphysalis leporispalustris||65 (277)||0||NA||34||2.9 (0.2–17.1)||RWBL, SC site, 2007 Jun 6||NA||NA|
|Ixodes dentatus||6 (17)||0||NA||0||NA||NA||NA||NA|
|I. scapularis||6 (22)||16.7 (4.5)||SWTH, WW site, 2006 May 23||6||50 (14.0–86.1)||AMRO, 1 site, 2007 Jul 18; AMRO, PHN site, 2010 Jun 22; BLJA, PHN site, 2009 Jun 15||2 (2); 28 (3); 14 (2)||H, T, A3|
*MIP, minimum infection prevalence; IGS, B. burgdorferi 16S-23S rRNA intergenic spacer ribotype; RST, ribosomal spacer type 1, 2, or 3; ospC, inferred outer surface protein C allele based on linkages reported by Travinsky et al. (23); NA, not applicable; RWBL, Red-winged blackbird; SC, Saint Casimir Cemetery; SWTH, Swainson’s thrush; WW, Wolfe Wildlife Refuge; AMRO, American robin; PHN, Palos Hills Natural; BLJA, Blue jay.