2005 Iowa: Ixodes scapularis and Their Infection with Borrelia burgdorferi 
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 2005 Iowa: Ixodes scapularis and Their Infection with Borrelia burgdorferi

1: Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2005 Fall;5(3):219-26. Related Articles,

Geographic Distribution of Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) in Iowa with
Emphasis on Ixodes scapularis and Their Infection with Borrelia

Lingren M, Rowley WA, Thompson C, Gilchrist M.

Department of Entomology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.

In Iowa, public concern regarding Lyme disease has increased markedly
over the last decade. In response to these concerns, a statewide
surveillance program was initiated in 1990 based on ticks received by
the Department of Entomology at Iowa State University. Ticks were
received from health care professionals, state government agencies, and
the general public. A total of 5,343 ticks from all 99 Iowa counties
were identified during the 12 years of this study. Dermacentor
variabilis was the most numerous species, followed by Amblyomma
americanum, and Ixodes scapularis. Dermacentor variabilis were
distributed statewide, but A. americanum came primarily from southern
Iowa counties. Prior to 1996, most I. scapularis came from counties
along the Mississippi River. In the last 5 years, I. scapularis have
been received from several counties in central and western Iowa and
there is molecular evidence of infection with Borrelia burgdorferi in a
substantial percentage of ticks. All I. scapularis were tested for the
presence of B. burgdorferi. During the 12 years of this study, the
presence of B. burgdorferi in I. scapularis varied from a low of zero
percent in 1991-1995 to 18% in 1996. On average, fewer than 10% of all
ticks examined per year were I. scapularis. In the 2000 tick season,
the number of I. scapularis per year increased to 22% of submissions.
This species further increased to 36.6% of ticks received in 2002.
Vector-Borne Zoonotic Dis. 5, 219-226.

PMID: 16187889 [PubMed - in process]


Mon, 17 Mar 2008 21:16:44 GMT
 2005 Iowa: Ixodes scapularis and Their Infection with Borrelia burgdorferi
Seek and ye shall find.

Mon, 17 Mar 2008 22:25:11 GMT
 2005 Iowa: Ixodes scapularis and Their Infection with Borrelia burgdorferi
Hope you don't mind, I posted this on another forum for some Iowans.

Mon, 17 Mar 2008 23:46:06 GMT
 2005 Iowa: Ixodes scapularis and Their Infection with Borrelia burgdorferi
Of course not, Lou- belongs to Pubmed not me*)!!!  Belongs to all of
us- wish everything re Lyme was posted everywhere*)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tue, 18 Mar 2008 23:24:27 GMT
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