|Title||Analysis of the human population bitten by Ixodes scapularis ticks in Quebec, Canada: Increasing risk of Lyme disease|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Authors||Gasmi S, Ogden NH, Leighton PA, Lindsay LR, Thivierge K|
|Journal||Ticks Tick Borne Dis|
|Keywords||Ixodes scapularis; Lyme disease; Passive tick surveillance; Range expansion; Tick distribution|
The aims of this study were to (i) describe how risk of Lyme disease in Quebec, Canada, has changed from 2008 to 2014 by analysis of the number of tick submissions, the geographic scope of ticks submitted and the prevalence of B. burgdorferi in ticks removed from people and submitted through the Quebec passive tick surveillance program and (ii) explore whether exposure to ticks is influenced by age and sex.