TABLE 2

Ticks collected off birds on the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico during the spring of 2013 and 2014 and sampled for infection with Rickettsia species and B. burgdorferi

Tick speciesNo. of ticks testedNo. (%) infecteda
R. amblyommiiRickettsia endosymbiont of A. maculatumR. monacensisR. parkeri/R. rickettsiiRickettsia spp. in Brazil
A. auricularium72 (28.6)
A. coelebs2
A. geayi31 (33.3)2 (66.7)
A. longirostre425 (11.9)16 (38.1)
A. maculatum/A. triste438 (18.6)
A. nodosum261 (3.8)
A. ovale82 (25)
Other Amblyomma sp.51 (20)
Ixodes sp.11 (100)
Total1378 (5.8)8 (5.8)1 (0.7)4 (2.9)18 (13.1)
  • a No ticks tested positive for B. burgdorferi.