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Preliminary estimates released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that the number of Americans diagnosed with Lyme disease each year is around 300,000. read more
MN Dept. of Health
If a patient has an EM highly suggestive of Lyme disease and recent symptom onset (<2-3 weeks), B. burgdorferi antibody tests are not recommended because of low sensitivity at this stage of infection.
The adult life stage of the blacklegged tick (formerly deer tick) is currently out and feeding in wooded regions of the state. As usual, we expect blacklegged tick nymphs (smaller immature stage) to be out sometime in May and peak in June. For folks spending lots of time in the woods, repellents containing permethrin are very effective when applied to clothing.
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The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society has published new guidelines that call for patient care to be individually tailored based on patients’ response to the course of treatment.
Rainbow Pest Experts
Lyme disease more serious, costly than believed. FRIDAY, Feb. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Prolonged illness in Americans with Lyme disease is more widespread, serious and costly than previously believed, a new study suggests.