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Volume 25, Number 6—June 2019

Enhancement of Risk for Lyme Disease by Landscape Connectivity, New York, New York, USA

Meredith C. VanAckerComments to Author , Eliza A.H. Little, Goudarz Molaei, Waheed I. Bajwa, and Maria A. Diuk-Wasser
Author affiliations: Columbia University, New York, New York, USA (M.C. VanAcker, M.A. Diuk-Wasser); Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven, Connecticut, USA (E.A.H. Little, G. Molaei); Yale University, New Haven (G. Molaei); New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, New York, USA (W.I. Bajwa)

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Table 3

Ixodes scapularis tick nymphal infection prevalence for Borrelia burgdorferi in study of enhancement of Lyme disease risk by landscape connectivity, New York, New York, USA*

Park No. nymphs positive/no. tested Site NIP
Bloomingdale Park 5/39 0.128
Blue Heron Park 22/54 0.407
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve 11/52 0.211
Conference House Park 12/51 0.235
Freshkills Park 12/57 0.210
High Rock Park 13/51 0.254
Latourette Park 30/105 0.285
Pelham Bay Park 21/52 0.403
Willowbrook Park 4/49 0.081
Wolfe’s Pond Park
Total 149/560 0.266

*Screening results for B. burgdorferi infection in nymphal I. scapularis ticks from 1 park in the Bronx and 9 parks on Staten Island. Ticks were screened from parks with >39 collected ticks. NIP, nymphal infection prevalence.

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