Quality over quantity in active tick surveillance: Sentinel surveillance outperforms risk-based surveillance for tracking tick-borne disease emergence in southern Canada

TitleQuality over quantity in active tick surveillance: Sentinel surveillance outperforms risk-based surveillance for tracking tick-borne disease emergence in southern Canada
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2024
JournalCan Commun Dis Rep
Volume49
Issue2-3
Start Page50
Date Published02/2023
AuthorsGuillot C, Bouchard C, Buhler K, Pelletier R, Milord F, Leighton PA
Keywordssentinel surveillance, tick surveillance, tick-borne diseases
Abstract

Where surveillance aims to document changes in tick-borne disease risk over time and space, we suggest that repeated sampling of carefully selected field sites may be most effective, while risk-based surveillance may be more usefully applied to confirm the presence of emerging disease risk in a specific region of interest or to identify suitable sites for long-term monitoring as LD and other tick-borne diseases continue to emerge.

URLhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10715827/