The prevalence and incidence of clinical and asymptomatic Lyme borreliosis in a population at risk.

@article{Fahrer1991ThePA,
  title={The prevalence and incidence of clinical and asymptomatic Lyme borreliosis in a population at risk.},
  author={H. Fahrer and Sjef M van der Linden and M. J. Sauvain and L. E. Gern and Elyes Zhioua and Andr{\'e} Aeschlimann},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1991},
  volume={163 2},
  pages={305-10}
}
A past history of clinical Lyme borreliosis and the 6-month incidence of clinical and asymptomatic Lyme borreliosis was studied prospectively in a high-risk population. In the spring, blood samples were drawn from 950 Swiss orienteers, who also answered a questionnaire. IgG anti-Borrelia burgdorferi antibodies were detected by ELISA. Positive IgG antibodies were seen in 248 (26.1%), in contrast to 3.9%-6.0% in two groups of controls (n = 101). Of the orienteers, 1.9%-3.1% had a past history of… CONTINUE READING