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Nonviral Vector-Borne Zoonoses Associated with Mammals in the United States

Kenneth L. Gage, Richard S. Ostfeld, James G. Olson
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/1382741 695-715 First published online: 18 August 1995


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.

Key words
  • nonviral zoonoses
  • vector-borne zoonoses
  • mammals
  • ectoparasites

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