Investigation of a Symptomatic Tick Bite Patient Confirms in and White-Footed Mice in Ashe County, North Carolina
Animals; Mice; Borrelia burgdorferi (genetics); Ixodes; Peromyscus; Lyme Disease (diagnosis, veterinary); North Carolina; Tick Bites (veterinary); Rodent Diseases
In June 2021, a traveler to Ashe County, North Carolina, was bitten by an tick. The patient experienced axillary lymphadenopathy and an erythematous rash near the bite site. We confirmed stricto through PCR testing and DNA sequencing in the attached tick and later from mice trapped inside the cabin where the patient stayed.
Vector borne and zoonotic diseases (Larchmont, N.Y.)
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Clark, Kerry L. and Herman-Giddens, Marcia E., "Investigation of a Symptomatic Tick Bite Patient Confirms in and White-Footed Mice in Ashe County, North Carolina" (2023). UNF Faculty Research and Scholarship. 3217.