Ixodes scapularis tick distribution and infection rates in Ottawa, Ontario, 2017

TitleIxodes scapularis tick distribution and infection rates in Ottawa, Ontario, 2017
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsKulkarni1, M, Kryuchkov, R, Statculescu, A, Thickstun, C, Dibernardo, A, Lindsay, L, Talbot, B
JournalCan Commun Dis Rep
Volume44
Start Page237
Issue10
Keywordsborrelia burgdorferi, ecology, Ixodes scapularis, Lyme disease, surveillance
Abstract

Almost 30% of I. scapularis ticks tested in suburban and rural areas of the city of Ottawa were infected with B. burgdorferi, known to cause Lyme disease. Other types of infection, known to cause anaplasmosis and tick-borne relapsing fever, were also detected, although were very rare. Conducting active tick surveillance at the local level may help to inform risk assessment and public health actions.

URLhttps://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/reports-publications/canada-communicable-disease-report-ccdr/monthly-issue/2018-44/issue-10-october-4-2018/article-2-tick-distribution-ottawa-2017.html