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Volume 12, Number 4—April 2006
Research

Economic Impact of Lyme Disease

Xinzhi Zhang*Comments to Author , Martin I. Meltzer*, César A. Peña†1, Annette B. Hopkins†, Lane Wroth‡, and Alan D. Fix†
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; ‡Care First-Easton Branch (previously Delmarva Health Plan), Easton, Maryland, USA

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Figure 1

Lyme disease (LD) cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by state health departments in the United States (1991–2002). Reported cases were defined according to the national surveillance definition. For the purpose of surveillance, a case of LD is defined as physician-diagnosed erythema migrans >5 cm or >1 late rheumatologic, neurologic, or cardiac manifestation with laboratory evidence of Borrelia burgdorferi infection. Available from http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvb

Figure 1. Lyme disease (LD) cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by state health departments in the United States (1991–2002). Reported cases were defined according to the national surveillance definition. For the purpose of surveillance, a case of LD is defined as physician-diagnosed erythema migrans >5 cm or >1 late rheumatologic, neurologic, or cardiac manifestation with laboratory evidence of Borrelia burgdorferi infection. Available from http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/lyme/epi.htm (14).

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1Current affiliation: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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