A major review of the available research, published in the journal BMJ Global Health, has found that more than 14 percent of the world’s population has had Lyme disease, the most common tick-borne illness. The AFP news agency reports, in an article that can be read in full on the Future Media website, that Central Europe had the highest rate of infection followed by Eastern Asia, Western Europe, and Eastern Europe. The study meanwhile found that the Caribbean had the lowest rate, and that farmers and workers who regularly interact with host animals like dogs and sheep were most at risk of getting bitten by an infected tick