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Volume 17, Number 5—May 2011

Dispatch

Multitarget Test for Emerging Lyme Disease and Anaplasmosis in a Serosurvey of Dogs, Maine, USA

Peter W. RandComments to Author , Eleanor H. Lacombe, Susan P. Elias, Bruce K. Cahill, Charles B. Lubelczyk, and Robert P. Smith
Author affiliations: Author affiliation: Maine Medical Center Research Institute, South Portland, Maine, USA

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Table 1

Canine seroprevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi and Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Lyme diseases vaccination status, Maine, USA, 2007

County
No. dogs tested
B. burgdorferi*

A. phagocytophilum*

Lyme disease vaccination status
No.
negative
No. (%) positive
No.
negative
No. (%) positive
No.
reporting
No. (%) vaccinated
Aroostook 59 56 3 (5.1) 59 0 59 9 (15.3)
Piscataquis 46 44 2 (4.3) 43 3 (6.5) 44 23 (52.3)
Somerset 57 55 2 (3.5) 54 3 (5.3) 55 33 (60.0)
Penobscot 77 73 4 (5.2) 73 4 (5.2) 75 30 (40.0)
Franklin 78 73 5 (6.4) 78 0 78 38 (48.7)
Washington 38 35 3 (7.9) 37 1 (2.6) 37 6 (16.2)
Hancock 54 46 8 (14.8) 53 1 (1.9) 54 24 (44.4)
Oxford 76 66 10 (13.2) 75 1 (1.3) 76 41 (53.9)
Waldo 62 57 5 (8.1) 60 2 (3.2) 62 38 (61.3)
Kennebec 120 106 14 (11.7) 114 6 (5.0) 119 82 (68.9)
Knox 87 67 20 (23.0) 83 4 (4.6) 81 44 (54.3)
Lincoln 91 75 16 (17.6) 85 6 (6.6) 85 63 (74.1)
Androscoggin 62 53 9 (14.5) 60 2 (3.2) 62 27 (43.5)
Sagadahoc 24 22 2 (8.3) 23 1 (4.2) 24 21 (87.5)
Cumberland 91 78 13 (14.3) 72 19 (20.9) 88 62 (70.5)
York
65
42
22 (34.4)

41
24 (36.9)

59
34 (57.6)
Total 1,087 948 138 (12.7) 1,010 77 (7.1) 1,058 575 (54.3)

*Tested by using SNAP 4Dx test kit (IDEXX Laboratories, Westbrook, ME, USA).

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