Entomologic index for human risk of Lyme disease.

  title={Entomologic index for human risk of Lyme disease.},
  author={Thomas N. Mather and Martina Nicholson and Edward F Donnelly and Bela T. Matyas},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  volume={144 11},
An entomologic index based on density estimates of Lyme disease spirochete-infected nymphal deer ticks (lxodes scapularis) was developed to assess human risk of Lyme disease. The authors used a standardized protocol to determine tick density and infection in numerous forested sites in six Rhode Island towns. An entomologic risk index calculated for each town was compared with the number of human Lyme disease cases reported to the Rhode Island State Health Department for the same year. A strong… CONTINUE READING

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