TITLE

The emergence of Lyme disease in Canada

AUTHOR(S)
Ogden, Nicholas H.; Lindsay, L. Robbin; Morshed, Muhammad; Sockett, Paul N.; Artsob, Harvey
PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/9/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 12, p1221
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a review of surveillance information on the prevalence of Lyme disease in Canada. It states that Borrelia burgdorferi is the cause of the disease and that it is transmitted through tick vectors. It cites the several methods are used in diagnosing the disease which include two-tiered serologic testing, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, and Western immunoblotting. It notes that the increase temperature in Canada permits and accelerates the expansion of Ixodes scapularis or blacklegged tick in eastern and central provinces of Canada. It asserts the participation of federal and provincial agencies as well as of clinicians in developing effective enhanced surveillance and in minimizing the impact of Lyme disease.
ACCESSION #
40831114

 

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