Lyme disease surveillance in England and Wales, 1986 1998

Emerg Infect Dis. Jul-Aug 2000;6(4):404-7. doi: 10.3201/eid0604.000416.

Abstract

Improved surveillance indicates that Lyme borreliosis, an emerging zoonosis in the United Kingdom, has increased from 0.06/100,000 during 1986-1992 to 0.32/100,000 since 1996. Case reports peaked in the third quarter of each year. Several high-incidence localities were identified. Erythema migrans was reported in 41% of patients; arthritis in 4%; musculoskeletal symptoms in 18%; and neuroborreliosis in 15%.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Antibodies, Bacterial / blood
  • Borrelia burgdorferi Group / immunology
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Disease Notification
  • England / epidemiology
  • Erythema Chronicum Migrans / epidemiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Lyme Disease / epidemiology*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Population Surveillance*
  • Wales / epidemiology

Substances

  • Antibodies, Bacterial