Veterinary medicine at the forefront of uncovering multiple tick-borne diseases
WESTBROOK, Maine (May 8, 2006) – When people think of ticks lurking in the woods, their backyard or a park, they often consider the dreaded Lyme disease they may carry. However, new research is discovering many of these eight-legged creatures carry multiple diseases that can be contracted by people — and even more so by their four-legged friends.
For more information on Lyme in Dogs go to http://www.dogsandticks.com/, which is operated by IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.
CDC has indicated reported cases are about 10% of actual cases that meet the CDC surveillance criteria
The reported numbers in this chart, which come from the NJ Department of Health, show a per county breakdown of Lyme disease cases in New Jersey by numbers of cases and rates of incidence from 2000-2006. The CDC has indicated that only 10% of cases that meet its surveillance definition are actually reported, thus true numbers may be 10 times higher than these reported numbers.
A letter from LDA and nationwide Lyme groups opposing changes in CDC surveillance criteria for Lyme adopted by CSTE and CDC in 2008.
Individual maps from 1990 through 2006 and total case number map 1990-2006 including state reporting criteria changes. Click on individual states for a pop up case number table and an incidence map. All have printer-friendly versions.