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Volume 11, Number 1—January 2005

Research

Hypersensitivity to Ticks and Lyme Disease Risk

Georgine Burke*†, Stephen K. Wikel†, Andrew Spielman‡, Sam R. Telford‡§, Kathleen McKay*†, Peter J. Krause*†Comments to Author , and the Tick-borne Infection Study Group
Author affiliations: *Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; †University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; ‡Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA; §Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, North Grafton, Massachusetts, USA

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Table

Yearly incidence of Lyme disease among Block Island study cohort, 1991–2000*

Year No. participants No. (%) with first episode of Lyme disease
1991 731 25 (3.4)
1992 824 27 (3.3)
1993 933 17 (1.8)
1994 1,038 23 (2.2)
1995 1114 15 (1.4)
1996 1,169 15 (1.3)
1997 1,246 5 (0.4)
1998 1,325 18 (1.4)
1999 1,432 14 (1.0)
2000 1,490 19 (1.3)

*10-year average = 1.74 (95% confidence interval 1.1–2.4).

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1Harvard University: Richard Pollack, Steven Tahan; Connecticut Children's Medical Center: Patricio Tomas, Diane Christianson; University of Connecticut School of Medicine: T.V. Rajan, Raymond Ryan, Feliciano Dias, Pamela Fall, Tracey Urso, Christine Abreu, Jonathan Covault; Block Island Medical Center: Peter Baute, Linda Closter, Janice Miller.

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