France (over 10 times the incidence as the UK's)"In France, the incidence has varied considerably from one region to anotherand it is estimated between12,000 and about 15,000 the number of new cases peryear. "(Compare this with about 2,500 per year over the whole of the UK includingScotland)"The eastern and central regions are most affected, with an incidence of up tomore than 200 cases/100,000 population in Alsace." link here
Germany (148 times the UK rate)"An incident diagnosis of LB was coded in 14,799 and 16,684 individuals for theyears 2007 and 2008, respectively, resulting in an incidence of 261/100,000cases annually in the DAK cohort. Although the extrapolation of these numbersmay lead to an overestimation due to clinical misdiagnosis and/or miscoding, ourfindings translate into 213,912 annual incident cases on a population-widescale, which suggests more LB cases in Germany than projected previously in theavailable literature dealing with this topic."
Clinical and Developmental Immunology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 595427, 13 pagesdoi:10.1155/2012/595427Research Article: Evaluating Frequency, Diagnostic Quality, and Cost of LymeBorreliosis Testing in Germany: A Retrospective Model AnalysisLink here
Netherlands (20 times as many cases reported compared with England and Wales)Our nearest neighbour, the Netherlands, has 43 per 110,000 (slightly differentuse of 110,000 instead of 100,000 there but I don't know why, that's at
least 20 times the rate supposedly in England and Wales.) Link here
Belgium (45 times the rate reported in England and Wales)Europe Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases2012, DOI: 10.1007/s10096-012-1580-3"The overall Belgian incidence rates in the SGP practice in 2008–2009 were 18.65(95% CI 17.29–20.08) per 10,000 persons for tick bites and 9.02 (95% CI8.08–10.03) for erythema migrans."This means 90.2 actual infections per 100,000. Link here
Norway (about 40 times the UK incidence)Depending on the region, up to 84 per 100,000. They have really detailed maps ofthe worst areas on the west coast, and south coast, which is where everyonelives) Link here
Thanks to Denise Longman for sharing her research into these figures from our neighbouring countries.