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Medical Category: Infectious Disease

Emerging Tick-Borne Illnesses: Not Just Lyme Disease Part 3 Ehrlichiosis

Ehrlichiosis Epidemiology Incidence: Overall annual incidence noted to be 3.2 cases per million in the United States between 2008 and 2012 (Biggs 2016) Highest incidence occurs in those 60-69 years of age (Biggs 2016) Age: Median age is 55 years …

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Infectious Disease

Emerging Tick-Borne Illnesses: Not Just Lyme Disease Part 2 Anaplasmosis

Anaplasmosis Epidemiology Incidence: Overall annual incidence rose from 1.4 to 6.1 cases per million in the United States between 2000 and 2010 (Ismail 2017) In endemic areas, the incidence rate is suggested to be more than 50 cases per 100,000 …

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Infectious Disease

Emerging Tick-Borne Illnesses: Not Just Lyme Disease Part 1

Tick Borne Illness Tick-borne disease surveillance studies have shown increasing prevalence, transmission, and disease burden over the last decade. Tick-borne illnesses remain a public health threat and the true incidence remains unknown and is thought to be underrepresented. Although Lyme …

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Infectious Disease

REBEL Core Cast 43.0 – Measles + Antivax

Take Home Points Measles is highly infective: One infected person can infect approximately 10-20 unvaccinated people 2 doses of MMR is 97% protective Unvaccinated people can acquire measles from travel to endemic areas with low vaccination rates There is a …

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Infectious Disease

COVID-19: An EBM Take

The Novel Coronavirus 2019, was first reported on in Wuhan, China in late December 2019.  The outbreak was declared a public health emergency of international concern in January 2020 and on March 11th, 2020, the outbreak was declared a global …

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Infectious Disease

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