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Emerging Tick-Borne Illnesses: Not Just Lyme Disease Part 5 Babesiosis

Babesiosis Epidemiology Incidence: Overall annual incidence rose from 0.6 to 0.9 cases per 100,000 in the United States between 2012 and 2015 (Gray 2019) Annual incidence is highest in those between 60-69 years of age (Gray 2019) Age: Median age …

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Emerging Tick-Borne Illnesses: Not Just Lyme Disease Part 4 RMSF

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF) Epidemiology Incidence: Overall annual incidence rose from 1.7 to 7 cases per million in the United States between 2000 and 2007 (Openshaw 2010) Annual incidence is highest in children aged 5-9 years of age (Amsden …

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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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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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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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