Prevalence of Ixodes dammini near the homes of Lyme disease patients in Westchester County, New York.

@article{Falco1988PrevalenceOI,
  title={Prevalence of Ixodes dammini near the homes of Lyme disease patients in Westchester County, New York.},
  author={Richard C. Falco and Durland Fish},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={1988},
  volume={127 4},
  pages={826-30}
}
Cases of Lyme disease that occurred in Westchester County, an affluent suburb north of New York City, in 1983 were investigated in 1983 and 1984 to determine the presence of Ixodes dammini (Acari: Ixodidae) in the vicinity of the patients' homes. Small mammal trapping, drag cloth, and carbon dioxide-baited tick traps were used to sample ticks. In all but one of 11 cases investigated, I. dammini was found on or near well-maintained lawns in the immediate vicinity of the residences. A mark… CONTINUE READING