|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||1995|
|Authors:||K. L. Gage, Ostfeld, R. S., Olson, J. G.|
|Journal:||Journal of Mammalogy|
|Pagination:||695 - 715|
|Keywords:||Acari, Borrelia, cat, disease, ectoparasite, ixodes dammini, los angeles, lyme disease, mammal, medium sized, new york, nonviral, peromyscus, plague, Q fever, southern, spirochete, vector, zoonoses|
Interest in vector-borne zoonoses has increased during the past few years as new disease agents have been identified and old ones have re-emerged due to important changes in their ecology or epidemiology. This article reviews nonviral vector-borne zoonoses that occur in the United States and are associated with mammals and their ectoparasites. The zoonoses discussed in this review include plague, tularemia, Lyme disease, tick-borne relapsing fevers, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, rickettsialpox, louse-borne typhus, flea-borne typhus, Q fever, and human ehrlichiosis.