Napa, CA: "This is the first reported detection of B. burgdorferi in larvae feeding on a bird in western North America" http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21845945 Display Settings:AbstractFormatSummarySummary (text)AbstractAbstract (text)MEDLINEXMLPMID ListApply Send to:Choose DestinationFileClipboardCollectionsE-mailOrderMy Bibliography FormatSummary (text)Abstract (text)MEDLINEXMLPMID ListCSVCreate File 1 selected item: 21845945FormatSummarySummary (text)AbstractAbstract (text)MEDLINEXMLPMID ListMeSH and Other DataE-mailAdditional textE-mail"SPAM" filtering software notice Add to Clipboard Add to CollectionsOrder articles Add to My Bibliography J Med Entomol. 2011 Jul;48(4):852-9. Avian hosts of ixodes pacificus (Acari: Ixodidae) and the detection of borrelia burgdorferi in larvae feeding on the Oregon junco. Wright SA, Tucker JR, Donohue AM, Castro MB, Kelley KL, Novak MG, Macedo PA. SourceSacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District, 8631 Bond Rd., Elk Grove, CA 95624, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org Abstract Larval and nymphal western blacklegged tick, Ixodes pacificus Cooley & Kohls (Acari: Ixodidae), were collected from birds, rodents, and lizards at Quail Ridge Reserve located in Napa County in northwestern California. . . Feeding larval and nymphal ticks were removed and preserved for counting, examination and testing for the presence of Borrelia burgdorferi Johnson, Schmid, Hyde, Steigerwalt & Brenner. . . . I. pacificus larvae (204) collected from 10 avian species and (215) collected from two rodent species were tested for the presence of B. burgdorferi s.s. via real-time polymerase chain reaction. (PCR) Three B. burgdorferi-infected larvae were taken from two Junco hyemalis and two infected larvae from one Neotoma fuscipes Baird. This is the first reported detection of B. burgdorferi in larvae feeding on a bird in western North America.