February research updates

I’ve updated the research section of the Lyme Disease in Canada site with the latest batch of papers involving Canadian scientists. There seem to be fewer new papers this month than usual, but then maybe that’s just because it’s winter and everyone is hibernating.

In addition to the new papers, I have, as always, stumbled across a stash of historical papers, which I’ve also added to the site. I’m looking forward to the day when I no longer trip over these historical papers. Surely I must be close to getting them all indexed by now.


A case of mysterious black spots in a mixed breed dog

Unraveling the host's immune response to infection: Seeing is believing

Lyme carditis presenting as sick sinus syndrome

Recent emergence of Anaplasma phagocytophilum in Ontario, Canada: Early serological and entomological indicators

Knowledge and knowledge needs about Lyme disease among occupational and recreational users of the outdoors

Identification of bacteria in the Rocky Mountain wood tick, Dermacentor andersoni, using single-strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP) and DNA sequencing

Could Powassan virus be endemic to British Columbia?


The potential of Omics Technologies in Lyme disease biomarker discovery and early detection


Comparison between available serologic tests for detecting antibodies against Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Borrelia burgdorferi in horses in Canada


Novel genotypes of Anaplasma bovis, "Candidatus Midichloria" sp. and Ignatzschineria sp. in the Rocky Mountain wood tick, Dermacentor andersoni

Ticks feeding on northern pocket gophers (Thomomys talpoides) in central Saskatchewan and the unexpected detection of Ixodes scapularis larvae

An assessment of genetic differences among ixodid ticks in a locus within the nuclear large subunit ribosomal RNA gene


Genetic variation in the mitochondrial 16S rRNA gene of the American dog tick, Dermacentor variabilis (Acari: Ixodidae)

Detection of a new Arsenophonus-type bacterium in Canadian populations of the Rocky Mountain wood tick, Dermacentor andersoni

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