Lyme disease is a growing public health problem. This presentation covers the changing epidemiology of Lyme disease and the clinical applications of surveillance data.
- Understand the purpose and limitations of the surveillance case definition (SCD) of Lyme disease
- Understand the epidemiology of Lyme disease
- Understand the clinical role of Lyme disease epidemiologic data
The AAFP has reviewed “The epidemiology of Lyme disease” and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from 09/30/2021 to 09/29/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This session is approved for 0.5 online enduring material activity AAFP Prescribed credits.
AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.
Evidence-based bibliography for further study
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• https://www.cdc.gov/lyme/datasurveillance/index.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fww w.cdc.gov%2Flyme%2Fstats%2Findex.html Accessed March 15, 2020
• https://www.cdc.gov/lyme/stats/graphs.html. Accessed March 15, 2020.
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