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Epidemiology of Lyme disease in low-incidence states

Author:
Forrester, Joseph D., Brett, Meghan, Matthias, James, Stanek, Danielle, Springs, Chasisity Brown, Marsden-Haug, Nicola, Oltean, Hanna, Baker, JoDee Summers, Kugeler, Kiersten J., Mead, Paul S., Hinckley, Alison
Source:
Ticks and tick-borne diseases 2015 v.6 no.6 pp. 721-723
ISSN:
1877-959X
Subject:
Lyme disease, monitoring, ticks, travel, United States
Abstract:
Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne disease in the U.S. Surveillance data from four states with a low-incidence of Lyme disease was evaluated. Most cases occurred after travel to high-incidence Lyme disease areas. Cases without travel-related exposure in low-incidence states differed epidemiologically; misdiagnosis may be common in these areas.
Agid:
5346185