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Lack of Evidence for Transovarial Transmission of the Lyme Disease Spirochete Borrelia mayonii by Infected Female Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) Ticks

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Medical Entomology, January 2018
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Title
Lack of Evidence for Transovarial Transmission of the Lyme Disease Spirochete Borrelia mayonii by Infected Female Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) Ticks
Published in
Journal of Medical Entomology, January 2018
DOI 10.1093/jme/tjx248
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Authors

Nicole E Breuner, Andrias Hojgaard, Lars Eisen

Abstract

The recently described Lyme disease spirochete Borrelia mayonii is associated with human illness in the Upper Midwest of the United States. Experimental laboratory studies and field observations on natural infection indicate that B. mayonii is maintained by horizontal transmission between tick vectors and vertebrate reservoirs. While maintaining a colony of Ixodes scapularis Say (Acari: Ixodidae) ticks infected with the B. mayonii type strain (MN14-1420), we had an opportunity to examine whether infected females may pass this spirochete transovarially to their offspring. We found no evidence of B. mayonii infection in subsets of larvae originating from 18 infected I. scapularis females (grand total of 810 larvae tested), or in mice exposed to larval feeding.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 9 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 44%
Researcher 2 22%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 11%
Other 1 11%
Unspecified 1 11%
Other 0 0%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 3 33%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 33%
Unspecified 2 22%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 470. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 May 2018.
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#15,201
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