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Epidemiological situation of Lyme borreliosis in Belgium, 2003 to 2012

Overview of attention for article published in Archives of Public Health, July 2015
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Title
Epidemiological situation of Lyme borreliosis in Belgium, 2003 to 2012
Published in
Archives of Public Health, July 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13690-015-0079-7
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Corinne Bleyenheuft, Tinne Lernout, Nicolas Berger, Javiera Rebolledo, Mathias Leroy, Annie Robert, Sophie Quoilin

Abstract

Some studies show that the incidence of Lyme borreliosis is increasing in different European countries. In order to evaluate if this is also the case in Belgium, different data sources were consulted to describe the epidemiology of Lyme borreliosis in the country during the last decade. Data from two databases were analyzed for the time period 2003-2010 and 2003-2012 for respectively: the registration of minimal clinical data from Belgian hospitals (principal and secondary diagnosis), and a sentinel laboratory network reporting positive laboratory results. The number of hospitalized cases per year remained stable between 2003 and 2010, ranging from 970 (in 2008) to 1453 (in 2006), with a median of 1132.5 cases per year. Between 2003 and 2012, yearly fluctuations in the number of positive tests were reported by the sentinel laboratory network (with a minimum of 996 positive tests in 2007 and a maximum of 1651 positive tests in 2005), but there is no increasing trend over the study period (median = 1200.5 positive tests per year). The highest incidence rates of hospitalization and the highest reported incidence of positive laboratory results are registered in the provinces of Luxemburg, Limburg, Flemish Brabant and Antwerp, with a typical seasonal pattern (peak in September). The age groups affected most are those from 5 to 14 years and 45 to 69. Based on hospital records and laboratory results, no increasing trend in Lyme disease was observed over the 2003-2012 period in Belgium. These results are in line with the stable incidence of erythema migrans reported by a sentinel network of general practitionners between 2003 and 2009. Multi-source surveillance of vector-borne diseases should be further implemented.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
France 1 6%
Unknown 17 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 22%
Student > Master 4 22%
Researcher 3 17%
Librarian 2 11%
Other 2 11%
Other 3 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 17%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 17%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 11%
Environmental Science 2 11%
Computer Science 1 6%
Other 6 33%
Unknown 1 6%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 July 2015.
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#3,335,706
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#157
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#64,304
of 234,079 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Archives of Public Health
#1
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