The continued rise of Lyme disease in Ontario, Canada: 2017

TitleThe continued rise of Lyme disease in Ontario, Canada: 2017
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsNelder, MP, Wijayasri, S, Russell, CB, Johnson, KO, Marchand‑Austin, A, Cronin, K, Johnson, S, Badiani, T, Patel, SN, Sider, D
JournalCan Commun Dis Rep
Volume44
Start Page231
Issue10
Date Published10/2018
Abstract

In 2017, Lyme disease incidence showed a marked increase in Ontario, especially in the eastern part of the province. If current weather and climate trends continue, blacklegged ticks carrying tick-borne pathogens, such as those causing Lyme disease, will continue to spread into suitable habitat. Monitoring the extent of this geographic spread will inform future clinical and public health actions to detect and mitigate the impact of Lyme disease in Ontario.

URLhttps://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/reports-publications/canada-communicable-disease-report-ccdr/monthly-issue/2018-44/issue-10-october-4-2018/article-1-lyme-disease-ontario-2017.html