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Epidemiology and Clinical Features of Lyme Disease

Date:March 6, 2012

Time:2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern Time)

Presenter(s)

Alison Hinckley, PhD
Epidemiologist
Bacterial Disease Branch
Division of Vector-Borne Diseases
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
CDC

Overview

Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne disease in the U.S. From 1992-2009, the number of reported cases in the U.S. tripled. Understanding the epidemiology and clinical features of Lyme disease is valuable for clinicians in emerging areas, clinicians in endemic regions who need a refresher course, and for health care providers in non-endemic regions who see travel-related cases. Join us for this COCA call where a subject matter expert will review the epidemiology of Lyme disease, early signs and symptoms of Lyme disease, appropriate use of diagnostics, recommended treatment guidelines, and prevention practices.

Objectives

At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to accomplish the following:

  • Describe populations at risk of contracting Lyme disease in the United States
  • Describe the early signs and symptoms of Lyme disease
  • Understand the appropriate use of serologic tests
  • Advise patients on personal protective measures against tick bites

Call Materials

Additional Resources

Call Format

  • Live webcast and audio conference call on 3/06/12: 2:00 - 3:00 PM
  • Audio-on-demand training after 3:00 PM on 3/06/12
  • Materials: PowerPoint slide set

Additional Call Information

Continuing Education

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Veterinarians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Health Educators
  • Other Clinicians

Hardware/Software

Additional Information

  • Contact Information:coca@cdc.gov
  • Support/Funding:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emergency Risk Communications Branch
  • Method of Participation:You may participate in the educational activity by viewing the program information above.
  • Fees:COCA continuing education credits are free.

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