Co-detection of Bartonella henselae, Borrelia burgdorferi, and Anaplasma phagocytophilum in Ixodes pacificus ticks from California, USA

Kevin Holden, John T. Boothby, Rickie W. Kasten, Bruno B Chomel

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Abstract

Presence of Bartonella DNA was explored in 168 questing adult Ixodes pacificus ticks from Santa Cruz County, California. Bartonella henselae type I DNA was amplified from 11 ticks (6.55%); previously, two (1.19%) were found to be infected with Borrelia burgdorferi and five (2.98%) with Anaplasma phagocytophilum. Detection of B. henselae was not dependent on co-infection. The present study offers additional evidence that Ixodes spp. ticks may act as hosts and possibly vectors for B. henselae.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-102
Number of pages4
JournalVector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2006

Keywords

  • Anaplasma phagocytophilum
  • Bartonella henselae
  • California
  • Ixodes pacificus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Parasitology

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