Analysis of the human population bitten by Ixodes scapularis ticks in Quebec, Canada: Increasing risk of Lyme disease

TitleAnalysis of the human population bitten by Ixodes scapularis ticks in Quebec, Canada: Increasing risk of Lyme disease
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsGasmi S, Ogden NH, Leighton PA, Lindsay LR, Thivierge K
JournalTicks Tick Borne Dis
Volume7
Start Page1075
Issue6
Date Published10/2016
KeywordsIxodes scapularis; Lyme disease; Passive tick surveillance; Range expansion; Tick distribution
Abstract

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.

URLhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27650641