Distribution of Ixodes scapularis in Northwestern Ontario: Results from Active and Passive Surveillance Activities in the Northwestern Health Unit Catchment Area

TitleDistribution of Ixodes scapularis in Northwestern Ontario: Results from Active and Passive Surveillance Activities in the Northwestern Health Unit Catchment Area
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsSchillberg, E, Lunny, D, L. Lindsay, R, Nelder, MP, Russell, C, Mackie, M, Coats, D, Berry, A
JournalInt. J. Environ. Res. Public Health
Volume15
Start Page2225
Issue10
Date Published10/2018
Keywordsborrelia burgdorferi, Ixodes scapularis, Lyme disease, northwestern Ontario, surveillance
Abstract

We found abundant I. scapularis populations in the southern portion of northwestern Ontario and northward expansion is expected. It is recommended that I. scapularis populations continue to be monitored and mitigation strategies should be established for rural northern communities.

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