Multi-Scale Clustering of Lyme Disease Risk at the Expanding Leading Edge of the Range of Ixodes scapularis in Canada

TitleMulti-Scale Clustering of Lyme Disease Risk at the Expanding Leading Edge of the Range of Ixodes scapularis in Canada
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsRipoche M, Lindsay LR, Ludwig A, Ogden NH, Thivierge K, Leighton PA
JournalInt J Environ Res Public Health
Volume15
Issue4
Date Published03/2018
Abstract

Here, we investigated I. scapularis nymph distribution at three spatial scales across the Lyme disease emergence zone in southern Quebec, Canada. We collected ticks and compared the nymph densities among different woodlands and different plots and transects within the same woodland. Hot spot analysis highlighted significant nymph clustering at each spatial scale.

URLhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29584627