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Emerg Infect Dis. 2015 Aug;21(8):1455-7. doi: 10.3201/eid2108.141878.

Geographic Distribution and Expansion of Human Lyme Disease, United States.

Abstract

Lyme disease occurs in specific geographic regions of the United States. We present a method for defining high-risk counties based on observed versus expected number of reported human Lyme disease cases. Applying this method to successive periods shows substantial geographic expansion of counties at high risk for Lyme disease.

KEYWORDS:

Borrelia burgdorferi; Lyme disease; United States; bacteria; epidemiology; surveillance; tickborne; vector-borne infections; zoonoses

PMID:
26196670
PMCID:
PMC4517724
DOI:
10.3201/eid2108.141878
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