Lyme disease in British Columbia : Are we really missing an epidemic ?

@inproceedings{Henry2011LymeDI,
  title={Lyme disease in British Columbia : Are we really missing an epidemic ?},
  author={Bonnie Henry and Muhammad M Morshed},
  year={2011}
}
224 ABSTRACT: The risk of Lyme disease depends on climate, geography, the abundance of specific insect vectors, and human interaction with these. In BC, Ixodes pacificus, the primary tick vector for the causeative spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi, has consistently been found in low numbers in populous areas, and rates of infection in this tick remain at less than 1%. Correspondingly, rates of human cases of Lyme disease in BC are less than 0.5 per 100 000 per year; this is similar to rates… CONTINUE READING

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