Surveillance for Lyme disease in Canada: 2009-2015

TitleSurveillance for Lyme disease in Canada: 2009-2015
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsKoffi JK, Gasmi S
JournalOnline Journal of Public Health Informatics
Date Published05/2019
Abstract

This study aims to describe incidence over time, geographic and seasonal distribution, demographic and clinical characteristics of Lyme disease cases in Canada.IntroductionLyme disease (LD), a multisystem infection that is manifested by progressive stages (1), is emerging in central and eastern provinces of Canada due to northward expansion of the geographic range of Ixodes scapularis, the main vector in these regions (2).