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Volume 20, Number 10—October 2014

Lyme Disease, Virginia, USA, 2000–2011

R. Jory BrinkerhoffComments to Author , Will F. Gilliam, and David Gaines
Author affiliations: University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia, USA (R.J. Brinkerhoff, W.F. Gilliam); University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa (R.J. Brinkerhoff); Virginia Department of Health, Richmond (D. Gaines)

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Average density of host-seeking Ixodes scapularis nymphs, average prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi–infected nymphs, and average annual LD incidence in 5 counties, Virginia

County Nymphs
Average density (SEM)† Average prevalence Average incidence of B. burgdorferi infection, 2000–2007 Average LD Incidence, 2008–2011‡ Average yearly change in LD cases, 2008–2011
Nelson 9.55 (1.30) 0.20 0 32.3 +9.7
Appomattox-Buckingham 0.25 (0.11) 0 0.87 4.59 +2.6
Goochland 1.66 (0.33) 0.06 0 0 0
New Kent 1.1 (0.21) 0 0.83 0 0

*LD, Lyme disease.
†Nymphs per 200 m2.
‡Per 100,000 persons.

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