Detection of New Pathogens in Oklahoma Ticks


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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