Volume 16, Number 3—March 2010
Blood Meal Analysis to Identify Reservoir Hosts for Amblyomma americanum Ticks
|Host||% Blood meals associated with
pathogen infection (95% CI)
|Ehrlichia chaffeensis||E. ewingii|
|Ruminantia||2.1 (30 –75.2)||3.1 (33.0–70.8)|
|Sciurus||2.1 (3.7–37.9)||3.2 (4.5–32.1)|
|Leporidae||4.8 (1.2–29.8)||4.8 (0.8–21.0)|
*CI, confidence interval. Borrelia lonestari is omitted because of the confounding influence of transovarial transmission.
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