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Volume 11, Number 1—January 2005


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 A1

Tick exposure history in standardized serosurvey questionnaire

1. How many years have you spent on Block Island? _________
During which months? All___
If not all, check all that apply: Jan_Feb_Mar_Apr_May_June_July_Aug_Sept_Oct_Nov_Dec_
2. How many hours a day do you spend out of doors near vegetation?
Less than 1 ___Several ___ 5 or more ___
3. Do you keep a pet on Block Island?
Dog __ Cat __ Horse __ Other__
4. How frequently do you see deer around your BI residence?
Daily __ Weekly__ Less frequently__
5. Have you been bitten by a tick this year?
Yes__ No__
If yes, was it a deer tick__ wood/dog tick__ tiny__ large __
If yes, was it on Block Island? Elsewhere?
6. Do your tick bites itch? Yes_ No ___
7. When outdoors, what personal protection measures against ticks do you employ?
None__ Repellant__ Long pants/socks__ Avoid brush__ Tick check__
8. Do you try to control ticks around your residence?
Yes__ No __ Chemical spray__ Damminix__ Brush control__ Other ________

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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.