Detection of municipalities at-risk of Lyme disease using passive surveillance of Ixodes scapularis as an early signal: A province-specific indicator in Canada.

TitleDetection of municipalities at-risk of Lyme disease using passive surveillance of Ixodes scapularis as an early signal: A province-specific indicator in Canada.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsGasmi, S, Ogden NH, Ripoche, M, Leighton, PA, Lindsay, RL, Nelder, MP, Rees, E, Bouchard, C, Vrbova, L, Rusk, R, Russel, C, Pelcat, Y, Mechai, S, Kotchi, SO, Koffi, JK
JournalPLoS One
Volume14
Issue2
Date Published02/2019
Abstract

We analysed passive tick surveillance data from Ontario and Manitoba to i) assess the relationship between the total numbers of I. scapularis submissions in passive surveillance from humans, and the number of human Lyme disease cases, and ii) develop province-specific acarological indicators of risk that can be used to generate surveillance-based risk maps.

URLhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30779789