Increasing Incidence and Changing Epidemiology of Babesiosis in the Hudson Valley Region of New York State: 2009-2016
Babesiosis is an emerging infection in parts of New York State. From 2009 through 2016, there was a significant increase in the incidence rate of babesiosis in the Hudson Valley region of New York State (P = 0.002), an inland geographic location in which babesiosis only first emerged in 2001. A significant increase in cases was found for both the Upper Hudson Valley (UHV) region (P < 0.001) as well as for the Lower Hudson Valley region (P = 0.03). The greatest increase in the incidence rate was found for the UHV, with a 16.8-fold increase in incidence over the 8-year time period. In conclusion, babesiosis is a rapidly emerging infection in the Hudson Valley region of New York State, the geographic region now accounting for more cases than any other single geographic area in the state.
Joseph, J. T., John, M., Visintainer, P., & Wormser, G. P. (2020). Increasing Incidence and Changing Epidemiology of Babesiosis in the Hudson Valley Region of New York State: 2009-2016. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, 96 (2), 114958-114958. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2019.114958