Tickborne Diseases: A Rising Concern

Vidhya Sabapathy, MD
Friday, May 17, 2019
Category: Arthopod infections, Environmental ID, Travel Medicine

Dr. Sabapathy reviews the epidemiology of tick-borne diseases. She discusses the common identification techniques for the various tick species. She compares and contrasts Lyme disease versus Southern Tick-associated Rash Illness (STARI). She also draws a distinction between Lyme and Borrellia myamotoi. Lastly, she discusses how climate change is increasing the prevalence and distribution of tick-associated infectious diseases.

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