Increasing Prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto-Infected Blacklegged Ticks in Tennessee Valley, Tennessee, USA. Academic Article uri icon


  • In 2017, we surveyed forests in the upper Tennessee Valley, Tennessee, USA. We found Ixodes scapularis ticks established in 23 of 26 counties, 4 of which had Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto-infected ticks. Public health officials should be vigilant for increasing Lyme disease incidence in this region.

published proceedings

  • Emerg Infect Dis

altmetric score

  • 24.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Hickling, G. J., Kelly, J. R., Auckland, L. D., & Hamer, S. A.

citation count

  • 12

complete list of authors

  • Hickling, Graham J||Kelly, Janetta R||Auckland, Lisa D||Hamer, Sarah A

publication date

  • September 2018