Lyme disease in Western Europe: an emerging problem? A systematic review

  title={Lyme disease in Western Europe: an emerging problem? A systematic review},
  author={Olivia Vandekerckhove and Emmy De Buck and Eric van Wijngaerden},
  journal={Acta Clinica Belgica},
  pages={244 - 252}
ABSTRACT Objectives: Lyme borreliosis is the most common zoonotic disease in Europe and causes an estimated total burden of 10.55 disability-adjusted life years (DALY) per 100 000 population. Its incidence in Western Europe is assumed to be increasing, yet this remains to be confirmed. The aim of this study was to assess the emergence of Lyme disease in Western Europe by performing a systematic review of the scientific literature. Methods: Pubmed, Embase and grey literature were searched from… 

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