|Title||Developing a temperature-driven map of the basic reproductive number of the emerging tick vector of Lyme disease, Ixodes scapularis, in Canada.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Wu, X, Duvvuri, VR, Lou, Y, N H Ogden, Pelcat, Y, Wu, J|
|Journal||J Theor Biol|
|Keywords||Canada, ixodes, lyme, scapularis, spread, tick|
Using temperature normals smoothed by Fourier analysis to generate seasonal temperature-driven development rates and host biting rates, and a next generation matrix approach, the model was used to obtain values for the basic reproduction number (R(0)) for I. scapularis at locations in southern Canada where the tick is established and emerging.