New Tool from Johns Hopkins: Lyme & TBD Dashboard

In a recent article, Johns Hopkins presents its newly developed tool, the Lyme and Tickborne Disease (TBD) Dashboard which tracks tickborne diseases at a global scale and displays maps and spatial data sets utilizing unique geographic context and  includes a search function to find out what the incidence is in your US county. This initiative was led by the Johns Hopkins Spatial Science for Public Health Center, in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Medicine Lyme Disease Research Center and the Johns Hopkins Lyme and Tickborne Diseases Research and Education Institute.  The dashboard was primarily designed for researchers. However, this tool is both accessible and useful for use in the public health sector, policymakers, advocacy groups, and the general public.  The article describes how this novel tool can be used to raise awareness of TBDs and encourage both research and collaboration in science representing a One Health approach. Authors describe the experience of Johns Hopkins developers in designing and implementing the dashboard modeled after their COVID-19 dashboard and the main features of the Lyme & TBD dashboard. The article also presents discussion of the current limitations and future directions of this tool. Read the full article here View the Johns Hopkins Lyme & TBD Dashboard here Read additional LDA articles on Lyme & TBD distribution here