Little bite, big disease : recognizing and managing tickborne illnesses
Published Date:May 24, 2016
Corporate Authors:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.). Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response. Division of Emergency Operations. ; National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne and Enteric Diseases (U.S.). Division of Vector Borne Infectious Diseases. Bacterial Diseases Branch. ; National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne and Enteric Diseases (U.S.). Division of Vector Borne Infectious Diseases. Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch.
Series:COCA Conference Call
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Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) conference call Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Ticks transmit over a dozen infectious pathogens in the United States, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Recent discoveries of emerging pathogens such as Borrelia mayonii and Ehrlichia muris add to the complexity of properly diagnosing and treating tickborne diseases. As we approach summer and people become more active in the outdoors, reports of tick bites and tickborne diseases are expected to increase. Clinicians can help prevent complications associated with tickborne diseases with early recognition and prompt treatment. During this COCA Call, clinicians will learn about the treatment, management, and prevention of tickborne diseases in the U.S., with an emphasis on Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and newly emerging tickborne diseases.
• Review the geographic distribution of Lyme disease, Southern tick-associated rash illness (STARI), Rocky Mountain spotted fever, ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis, and other emerging tickborne diseases.
• Define the symptoms of Lyme disease, STARI, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis, and emerging tickborne diseases.
• Identify the serologic tests used to diagnose Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis, and emerging tickborne diseases.
• Describe the appropriate use of antibiotics in treating Lyme disease, STARI, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis, and emerging tickborne diseases.
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