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Additional references on ticks and Lyme disease

Articles: Additional references on ticks and Lyme disease

For more information on the ticks and their ability to transmit Lyme and other diseases to humans, as discussed in the article by Robert S Lane and Natalia Fedorova in the July 2011 issue of Pacific Horticulture, consider the following resources provided by the authors:


Eisen, Lars, Rebecca J. Eisen, and Robert S. Lane. 2004. “The roles of birds, lizards, and rodents as hosts for the Western black-legged tick Ixodes pacificus.” Journal of Vector Ecology 29: 295-308.

Lane, Robert S. 1989. “Treatment of clothing with a permethrin spray for personal protection against the Western black-legged tick, Ixodes pacificus (Acari: Ixodidae).” Experimental and Applied Acarology 6: 343-352.

Lane, Robert S. 1996. “Risk of human exposure to vector ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) in a heavily utilized recreational area in northern California.” American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 55: 165-173.

Lane, Robert S. 2008. “Lyme disease in California.” Pest Notes, Publication 7485.  University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. 5 pp.

Lane, Robert S, Stephen A Manweiler, Harrison A Stubbs, Evelyne T Lennette, John E Madigan, and Paul E Lavoie. 1992. “Risk factors for Lyme disease in a small rural community in northern California.” American Journal of Epidemiology 136: 1358-1368.

Lane, Robert S, Denise B Steinlein, and Jeomhee Mun. 2004. “Human behaviors elevating exposure to Ixodes pacificus nymphs and their associated bacterial zoonotic agents in a hardwood forest.” Journal of Medical Entomology 41: 239-248.

Piesman, Joseph, and Lars Eisen. 2008. “Prevention of tick-borne diseases.” Annual Review of Entomology 53: 17.1-17.21.

Stafford, III, Kirby C. 2007. “Tick Management Handbook.” Bulletin 1010. The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven, CT (available online at www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/lyme/resources/handbook.pdf).

Vásquez, Marietta, Catherine Muehlenbein, Matthew Cartter, Edward B Hayes, Starr Ertel, and Eugene D Shapiro. 2008. “Effectiveness of personal protective measures to prevent Lyme disease.” Emerging Infectious Diseases 14: 210-216.


California Lyme Disease Association: www.lymedisease.org

Tick repellants and sprays: www.scs-mall.com

Lyme Information: www.lymeinfo.net





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