Detection of New Pathogens in Oklahoma Ticks

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Recent surveillance of Oklahoma ticks has detected, not only spreading populations of Ixodes scapularis (blacklegged ticks) but also pathogens not previously detected including bacteria, protozoans, and viruses that pose a serious risk to human health. A one-step multiplex real-time reverse transcription-PCR has detected tick-borne pathogens from a pool of 117 I. scapularis ticks collected from […]

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