Rurality, Socioeconomic Status, and Residence in Environmental Risk Areas Associated with Increased Lyme Disease Incidence in Ontario, Canada: A Case-Control Study

TitleRurality, Socioeconomic Status, and Residence in Environmental Risk Areas Associated with Increased Lyme Disease Incidence in Ontario, Canada: A Case-Control Study
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2022
JournalVector Borne Zoonotic Dis.
Date Published11/2022
AuthorsSlatculescu AM, Pugliese M, Sander B, Zinszer K, Nelder MP, Russell CB, Kulkarni MA
Keywordscase-control study, environmental risk, Ixodes scapularis, Lyme disease, peridomestic, socioecological factors
Abstract

This study shows that odds of human LD infection in Ontario, Canada is higher in less urbanized areas with higher socioeconomic status and indicates that exposure to ticks around the home residence or neighborhood is linked to increased odds of LD.

URLhttps://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/vbz.2022.0044?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori%3Arid%3Acrossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub++0pubmed