Increasing Prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto-Infected Blacklegged Ticks in Tennessee Valley, Tennessee, USA.
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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.
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Hickling, G. J., Kelly, J. R., Auckland, L. D., & Hamer, S. A.
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Hickling, Graham J||Kelly, Janetta R||Auckland, Lisa D||Hamer, Sarah A