Distribution of Ticks and the Risk of Lyme Disease and Other Tick-Borne Pathogens of Public Health Significance in Ontario, Canada.

TitleDistribution of Ticks and the Risk of Lyme Disease and Other Tick-Borne Pathogens of Public Health Significance in Ontario, Canada.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsClow KM, Ogden NH, Lindsay LR, Michel P, Pearl DL, Jardine CM
JournalVector Borne Zoonotic Dis.
Volume16
Start Page215
Issue4
Date Published04/2016
KeywordsActive surveillance; Borrelia burgdorferi; Ixodes scapularis; Lyme disease; Tick-borne disease
Abstract

In this study, we conducted field sampling consistent with an active surveillance approach from May to October 2014 at 104 sites in central, eastern, and southern Ontario to determine the current distribution of I. scapularis and other tick species, and enhance our understanding of the geographic risk associated with Borrelia burgdorferi and other tick-borne pathogens of public health significance in this region.

URLhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26870937
DOI10.1089/vbz.2015.1890