Surveillance for Lyme disease in Canada: 2009-2015

Lyme disease (LD), a multisystem infection that is manifested by progressive stages (1), is emerging in central and eastern provinces of Canada due to northward expansion of the geographic range of Ixodes scapularis, the main vector in these regions (2). In 2004, approximately 40 human cases of LD were reported in Canada. In 2009, LD disease became nationally notifiable, with provincial and territorial health departments reporting clinician-diagnosed cases to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).

June 18, 2019

Application Of Intelligent Multiagent Approach To Lyme Disease Simulation

Climate warming, globalization, social and economic crises lead to the activation of natural foci of vector-borne infections, among which a special place belongs to Lyme disease (Ixodic tick borreliosis – ITB), the vectors of which are the Ixodes ticks. More than 5,000 cases are registered in the United States every year. In European countries, the number of cases may reach up to 8,000-10,000 per year. Incidence rate for ITB in France is 39.4 per 100,000 population, in Bulgaria – 36.6.

June 18, 2019

One Health in Action: Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is an emerging disease in Michigan and is the most commonly reported vector-borne illness. The bacterium causing Lyme disease, Borrelia burgdorferi, is transmitted to humans or dogs through the bite of an infected tick. In the spring of 2015, a veterinarian from an island on Lake Michigan began to see locally acquired Lyme disease in pets. In previous years the vector of Lyme disease, Ixodes scapularis, had not been found on the island.

September 01, 2017

Surveillance for Lyme Disease in Canada, 2009-2012

LD, caused by Borrelia burgdorferi in North America is transmitted to humans from wild animal reservoir hosts by Ixodes spp. ticks1 in their woodland habitats2. LD risk in Canada occurs where tick vectors are established in southern British Columbia (I. pacificus) and in southern parts of central and eastern Canada where I. scapularis is spreading from the United States (US)3. LD became nationally notifiable in Canada in 2009 and demographic data on human cases is submitted by provinces to Canadian Notifiable Disease Surveillance System of the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).

September 18, 2017

Focusing Routine Surveillance Activities for Lyme Disease: Investigation of Exposures in Confirmed Cases of Early Lyme Disease

Over the past seven years, the number of Lyme Disease (LD) cases in Anne Arundel County has more than doubled, from 84 in 2000 to 196 in 2007, which correlates to CDC findings. It is endemic in 10 states, including Maryland, and Anne Arundel County has the second highest number of LD cases in the state. Despite the increasing prevalence and growing public concern, there is no definitive evidence regarding efficacy of personal preventive measures and environmental interventions.

July 30, 2018

Lyme Disease - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Uploaded on behalf of Grace Marx, MD, MPH: Bacterial Diseases Branch, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, CDC.

 

This syndrome definition was created to explore Lyme disease through Syndromic data as an efficient approach to monitor the disease. 

This was created in NSSP ESSENCE, using the Chief Complaint Query Validation (CCQV) data to ensure a broad application across different states and jurisdictions.

Other fields are being explored, but this work was accomplished in the CCDD field. It relies on direct mentions of Lyme, Bullseye Rashes and Lyme ICD-10.

March 19, 2019

Tick Bites - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Uploaded on behalf of Grace Marx, MD, MPH: Bacterial Diseases Branch, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, CDC.

 

This syndrome definition was created to explore tick through Syndromic data as an efficient approach to monitor the tick-borne diseases and the utility of tick bite visits to predict the seasonal peak in Lyme disease.

This was created in NSSP ESSENCE, using the Chief Complaint Query Validation (CCQV) data to ensure a broad application across different states and jurisdictions.

March 19, 2019

Lyme Disease Related Encounters - Connecticut Department of Public Health, April 2019

  • Why the syndrome was created? This syndrome was created to monitor Lyme disease related emergency room visits using regular expressions in R. 
  • Syndromic surveillance system (e.g., ESSENCE, R STUDIO, RODS, etc.) Data collected from Epicenter, but parsed and analysed in R/Rstudio
  • Data sources the syndrome was used on (e.g., Emergency room, EMS, Air Quality, etc.) Emergency room and Urgent Care

April 24, 2019

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