Canine and human infection with Borrelia burgdorferi in the New York City metropolitan area

Brian Herrin, Melissa Beall, Xiao Feng, Monica Papeş & Susan Little
Abstract Background Autochthonous transmission of Borrelia burgdorferi, the primary agent of Lyme disease in dogs and people in North America, commonly occurs in the northeastern United States, including the New York City metropolitan area, a region with a large human and pet population and broadly diverse demographics and habitats. Methods We evaluated results from a specific, C6-based serologic assay performed on 234,633 canine samples to compare evidence of past or current infection with B. burgdorferi...
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