30 November 2018

cdclogoThe CDC released a series of articles and papers on the new tick Haemaphysalis longicornis (Hl), also known as the Asian longhorned tick, which has already spread to 8 other states after being discovered in NJ in 2017. Read about a call to action for vector-borne disease prevention and control to include a national strategy.

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14 November 2018

In a press release by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) on the state of tick-borne diseases in the US, CDC introduced its new platform for reporting Lyme disease statistics. The release indicates that there has been an increase in all tick-borne diseases, not just Lyme disease, and that it is the highest total annual number of Lyme cases ever reported at 42,743 cases, and a total of all reported tick-borne diseases of 59,349, which includes Lyme, anaplasmosis/ehrlichiosis, spotted fever rickettsiosis, babesiosis, tularemia, and Powassan virus.                   

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02 May 2018

2004 2016 cdcMMWR LymeCasesMap loJust in time for May Lyme Disease Awareness month, the CDC has released the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Results as reported by the NYTimes: "The number of people getting diseases transmitted by mosquito, tick and flea bites has more than tripled in the United States in recent years, federal health officials reported on Tuesday. Since 2004, at least nine such diseases have been discovered or newly introduced here."

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27 September 2013

I think it is time to clarify some of the issues surrounding both the Lyme advocate meeting held at CDC in Ft. Collins CO, June 2013 and the "no Lyme disease in the South" controversy. In early 2013, I wrote to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and presented the objections of the Lyme Disease Association (LDA) to the CDC's website statement that Lyme does not occur nationwide.

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22 March 2010

The CDC is the nation's public health agency.  From time to time, LDA will post articles of interest from the CDC on this page.

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