Established Population of Blacklegged Ticks with High Infection Prevalence for the Lyme Disease Bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi Sensu Lato, on Corkscrew Island, Kenora District, Ontario

TitleEstablished Population of Blacklegged Ticks with High Infection Prevalence for the Lyme Disease Bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi Sensu Lato, on Corkscrew Island, Kenora District, Ontario
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsScott, JD, Foley, JE, Clark, KL, Anderson, JF, Durden, LA, Manord, JM, Smith, ML
JournalInt. J. Med. Sci.
Volume13
Start Page881
Issue12
Pagination881-891
Date Published10/2016
Keywordsborrelia, disease, lenora, lyme, northern, ontario, ticks
Abstract

Corkscrew Island is hyperendemic for Lyme disease and has the highest prevalence of B. burgdorferi s.l. for any established population in Canada. Because of this very high infection prevalence, this population of I. scapularis has likely been established for decades.

URLhttp://www.medsci.org/v13p0881.pdf