Kevin J Bown
Affiliation: University of Liverpool
- Bown K, Begon M, Bennett M, Birtles R, Burthe S, Lambin X, et al. Sympatric Ixodes trianguliceps and Ixodes ricinus ticks feeding on field voles (Microtus agrestis): potential for increased risk of Anaplasma phagocytophilum in the United Kingdom?. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2006;6:404-10 pubmed..trianguliceps, which may alone maintain endemic cycles, and exophilic I. ricinus ticks, which could act as a bridge vector and transmit infections to humans and domesticated animals. ..
- Bown K, Bennet M, Begon M. Flea-borne Bartonella grahamii and Bartonella taylorii in bank voles. Emerg Infect Dis. 2004;10:684-7 pubmed..taylorii maintained in an arthropod-free environment; this finding suggests that fleas may be essential for transmitting some Bartonella species...
- Bown K, Lambin X, Telford G, Heyder Bruckner D, Ogden N, Birtles R. The common shrew (Sorex araneus): a neglected host of tick-borne infections?. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2011;11:947-53 pubmed publisher..These findings suggest that common shrews are a reservoir of tick-borne infections and that the role of shrews in the ecology and epidemiology of tick-borne infections elsewhere needs to be comprehensively investigated...