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In the Thousand Islands region of eastern Ontario, Canada, Lyme disease is emerging as a serious health risk. The factors that influence Lyme disease risk, as measured by the number of blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis) vectors infected with Borrelia burgdorferi, are complex and vary across eastern North America. Despite study sites in the Thousand(More)
Blacklegged ticks (Ixodes scapularis) are vectors for several important human diseases, including Lyme disease, human granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA), and human babesiosis, caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, and Babesia microti, respectively. The continued northward range expansion of blacklegged ticks and associated pathogens is an(More)
One of the main ongoing challenges in nephrology is maintaining a good, well-functioning vascular access. Vascular access problems lead to complications such as access recirculation causing decreased adequacy of dialysis as shown by kinetic modelling and access clotting. Access flow measurement using ultrasound dilution technique is an accurate and better(More)
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