lyme borreliosis incidence in two french departments: correlation with infection of ixodes ricinus ticks by borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato.we conducted a prospective study to estimate the lyme borreliosis incidence in two rural french departments, meuse and puy-de-dôme. concurrently, we investigated the prevalence of ticks infected with borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (sl) and anaplasma phagocytophilum. the incidence of lyme borreliosis decreased from 156 to 109/100,000 inhabitants in meuse and from 117 to 76/100,000 inhabitants in puy-de-dôme in 2004 and 2005, respectively, corresponding to a decrease in the density of ixodes rici ...200717979533
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