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
This session, Managing Ixodes scapularis bites, is approved for 1.0 enduring AAFP Prescribed credit.
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.
The AAFP has reviewed One Health Medical Education for a Changing Climate, and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from 01/02/2023 to 01/01/2024. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Evidence-based bibliography for further study
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