Borrelia miyamotoi Infections in Small Mammals, California, USA

Daniel J. Salkeld, Nathan C Nieto, Denise L. Bonilla, Melissa H. Yoshimizu, Kerry A. Padgett

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Surveillance to investigate the wildlife-vector transmission cycle of the human pathogen Borrelia miyamotoi in California, USA, revealed infections in dusky-footed woodrats, brush mice, and California mice. Phylogenetic analyses suggest a single, well-supported clade of B. miyamotoi is circulating in California.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2356-2359
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2018


  • bacteria
  • Borrelia
  • Borrelia miyamotoi ecology
  • California
  • mammals
  • Peromyscus
  • tick-borne disease
  • United States
  • vector-borne infections
  • zoonoses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Salkeld, D. J., Nieto, N. C., Bonilla, D. L., Yoshimizu, M. H., & Padgett, K. A. (2018). Borrelia miyamotoi Infections in Small Mammals, California, USA. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 24(12), 2356-2359.