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Articles by Monica E. Embers in JoVE
Feeding of Ticks on Animals for Transmission and Xenodiagnosis in Lyme Disease Research Monica E. Embers1, Britton J. Grasperge1, Mary B. Jacobs1, Mario T. Philipp1 1Division of Bacteriology & Parasitology, Tulane National Primate Research Center, Tulane University Health Sciences Center Lyme disease is the most commonly-reported vector-borne disease in North America. The causative agent, Borrelia burgdorferi is a spirochete bacterium transmitted by Ixodid ticks. Transmission and detection of infection in animal models is optimized by the use of tick feeding, which we describe here.