The CDC published, in the February edition of its “Emerging Infectious Diseases,” two new papers pertaining to Lyme disease case numbers. CDC indicates that the researchers found ~ 476,000 people are diagnosed with and treated for Lyme disease each year in the U.S. This is a 59% increase from their previous estimate of ~300,000. Also, CDC posted a new page to its website, Syndromic Surveillance of Emergency Department Visits for Tick Bites, showing tick bites by time, age/sex, and region.
The LDA offers a wide variety of resources, many free. Download and print free brochures, pie graphs and maps, order free handouts or low cost books, view and/or purchase scientific conference videos, access information on Lyme and kids and schools, apply for LymeAid 4 Kids funds for children without insurance for Lyme disease, read articles on disability and medical insurance, and view tick-borne diseases rash photos. Access the LDA’s Conflicts of Interest in Lyme Disease: Laboratory Testing, Vaccination, and Treatment Guidelines, written by author Pamela Weintraub for the LDA in 2001, years before her book, Cure Unknown Inside the Lyme Disease Epidemic, was published.
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