Tickborne diseases are increasingly common in many portions of the United States. Blacklegged ticks are expanding their ranges and tick bites are increasingly common. This presentation provides physicians with clinically useful information that will help them assist patients with known blacklegged tick bites.
- Distinguish black-legged ticks from other tick species
- Understand facts about disease transmission
- Understand details regarding the use of antibiotic prophylaxis
The AAFP has reviewed “Managing Ixodes scapularis bites” 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 1.0 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.
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