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Volume 20, Number 2—February 2014

Monitoring Human Babesiosis Emergence through Vector Surveillance New England, USA

Maria A. Diuk-WasserComments to Author , Yuchen Liu, Tanner K. Steeves, Corrine Folsom-O’Keefe, Kenneth R. Dardick, Timothy Lepore, Stephen J. Bent, Sahar Usmani-Brown, Sam R. Telford, Durland Fish, and Peter J. Krause
Author affiliations: Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut, USA (M.A. Diuk-Wasser, Y. Liu, T.K. Steeves, C. Folsom-O’Keefe,; S.J. Bent, S. Usmani-Brown, D. Fish, P.J. Krause); Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden (Y. Liu); Audubon Connecticut, Southbury, Connecticut, USA (C. Folsom-O’Keefe); Mansfield Family Practice, Storrs, Connecticut, USA (K.R. Dardick); Nantucket Cottage Hospital, Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA (T. Lepore); University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (S.J. Bent); Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (S.R. Telford III); L2 Diagnostics, New Haven (S. Usmani-Brown)

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Table 2

Logistic regression comparing the prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi infection with Babesia microti infection among Ixodes scapularis nymphal ticks, New England*

Prevalence Odds ratio SE z score p value 
(95% CI)
Nantucket, MA 2.57 1.17 2.08 0.038 
Northeastern CT 7.16 1.30 10.82 0.00 
Southeastern CT
All sites combined 3.71 4.8 10.02 0.00 

*Results are shown stratified by region and for all sites combined.

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