[PDF] Incidence and surveillance of Lyme disease: Systematic review and policy mapping

Source:
Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre - EPPI-Centre
Publisher:
Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre (EPPI-Centre)
Publication date:
21 December 2017

Abstract

Lyme disease is the result of an infection, caused by the Borrelia burgdorferi bacterium, which is common in ticks; people can develop Lyme disease after being bitten by an infected tick. This report describes one of a series of evidence reviews on Lyme disease commissioned by the Department of Health (England) Policy Research Programme and undertaken by the Department of Health Reviews Facility. It focuses on the incidence and surveillance of Lyme disease. The project draws on a broader evidence map of research on Lyme disease.