An estimate of Lyme borreliosis incidence in Western Europe.

Authors: Sykes, R.A & Makiello,P

Source: J Public Health (Oxf) 2017; 39 (1): 74-81. doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdw017

Lyme borreliosis (LB) is the most common zoonotic disease transmitted by ticks in the USA and Europe. This review aims to estimate the regional burden of LB in Western Europe. Data from previous publications will be used to calculate the mean incidence. The mean incidence rates will then be combined to estimate the regional burden and a population-weighted regional burden of disease based on the standardized incidence rate from the included studies and the total population at risk.

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