- Wild birds and urban ecology of ticks and tick-borne pathogens, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 2005-2010Sarah A Hamer
Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 18:1589-95. 2012..Results allow inferences about propagule pressure for introduction of tick-borne diseases and emphasize the large sample sizes required to estimate this pressure...
- Associations of passerine birds, rabbits, and ticks with Borrelia miyamotoi and Borrelia andersonii in Michigan, U.S.ASarah A Hamer
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48823, USA
Parasit Vectors 5:231. 2012..andersonii in a region of Michigan where the zoonotic pathogen B. burgdorferi co-circulates...
- Wild birds as sentinels for multiple zoonotic pathogens along an urban to rural gradient in greater Chicago, IllinoisS A Hamer
College of Veterinary Medicine, G 100 Veterinary Medical Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
Zoonoses Public Health 59:355-64. 2012..Our results demonstrate the presence of multiple bird-borne zoonotic pathogens across a gradient of urbanization and provide an assessment of potential public health risks to the high-density human populations within the area...