Lyme Disease Emergence after Invasion of the Blacklegged Tick, Ixodes scapularis, Ontario, Canada, 2010-2016

TitleLyme Disease Emergence after Invasion of the Blacklegged Tick, Ixodes scapularis, Ontario, Canada, 2010-2016
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsKulkarni MA, Narula I, Slatculescu AM, Russell C
JournalEmerg Infect Dis
Volume25
Issue2
Date Published02/2019
Abstract

Analysis of surveillance data for 2010-2016 in eastern Ontario, Canada, demonstrates the rapid northward spread of Ixodes scapularis ticks and Borrelia burgdorferi, followed by increasing human Lyme disease incidence. Most spread occurred during 2011-2013. Continued monitoring is essential to identify emerging risk areas in this region.

URLhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30666936