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Figure 9.5.3: Lyme disease by year

Rate of Lyme disease infections reported per 100,000 population, Middlesex-London and Ontario, 2005 to 2018

Figure 9.5.3: Lyme disease by year
Public Health Ontario Infectious Diseases Query: Middlesex-London Health Unit: Case counts and crude rates of reportable diseases by year. Toronto ON: Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion; 2019 May 8 [cited 2019 May 13].

Although low, the rate of Lyme disease infections among Middlesex-London residents significantly increased from 2005 to 2018. The Ontario rate also significantly increased over the same time frame.

Across the 14-year time period, the local rate was lower than the provincial rate in all but two years, and from 2016 to 2018 the difference was significant.