Antibodies to Borrelia burgdorferi and tick salivary gland proteins in New Jersey outdoor workers

Brian S Schwartz, M. D. Goldstein, J. E. Childs

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In 1990, a second cross-sectional study of outdoor workers (n = 758) at high risk for Lyme disease was conducted. A questionnaire was administered, and antibodies to Borrelia burgdorferi and tick salivary gland proteins (antitick saliva antibody, a biologic marker of tick exposure) were assayed by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. The statewide Lyme disease seroprevalence increased from 8.1% in 1988 to 18.7% in 1990. Antitick saliva antibody seropositivity varied by county and was associated with measures of self-reported tick exposure. The data suggested that the prevalence of B. burgdorferi infection increased in New Jersey outdoor workers from 1988 to 1990.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1746-1748
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume83
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1993

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Arthropod Proteins
Salivary Proteins and Peptides
Borrelia burgdorferi
Lyme Disease
Ticks
Saliva
Antibodies
Borrelia Infections
Seroepidemiologic Studies
Cross-Sectional Studies
Biomarkers
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay

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Antibodies to Borrelia burgdorferi and tick salivary gland proteins in New Jersey outdoor workers. / Schwartz, Brian S; Goldstein, M. D.; Childs, J. E.

In: American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 83, No. 12, 1993, p. 1746-1748.

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