We found no RCTs. Share This Spotlight Check out our new video series: The information contained in this publication is intended for medical professionals. Transmission cycles of B burgdorferi have not been described in tropical areas or in the southern hemisphere. Blacklegged ticks live in wooded, brushy areas that provide food and cover for white-footed mice, deer and other mammals. Vertebrate host relationships and distribution of ixodid ticks Acari:
Rarely, blacklegged ticks may be found in more open areas such as yards that are near wooded habitat so it is important to be on the lookout for ticks when in or near wooded areas.
Human exposure to blacklegged ticks is greatest during the summer months when high nymphal Ixodes scapularis activity and human outdoor activity coincide. Key Points Lyme disease is caused by infection with Borrelia burgdorferi transmitted by ticks in temperate areas, typically causing an expanding circular rash around the infectious tick attachment site. Ixodidae following the destruction of vegetation. In the doxycycline group, one person had recurrence of arthritis and another developed polyneuropathy after treatment. Distribution and host preferences of Ixodes damminiand prevalence of antibody to Borrelia burgdorferi in small mammals. Lyme disease and babesiosis: Quality point deducted for sparse data.