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- Hollingsworth, Craig S., et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Vector borne and zoonotic diseases 2016 v.16 no.8 pp. 520-527
- Anaplasma phagocytophilum; Babesia microti; Borrelia burgdorferi; Ixodes scapularis; adults; head; hosts; humans; mixed infection; monitoring; pathogens; quantitative polymerase chain reaction; seasonal variation; ticks; watersheds; Massachusetts
- ... A passive surveillance of tick-borne pathogens was conducted over a 7-year period (2006–2012), in which a total of 3551 ticks were submitted to the University of Massachusetts for PCR testing. The vast majority of these ticks were Ixodes scapularis from Massachusetts (N = 2088) and hence were the focus of further analysis. Two TaqMan duplex qPCR assays were developed to test I. scapularis ticks fo ...
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