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Surveillance for Lyme disease in Alabama.

Authors
  • Woernle, C H
Type
Published Article
Journal
Alabama medicine : journal of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama
Publication Date
Apr 01, 1989
Volume
58
Issue
10
Pages
19–20
Identifiers
PMID: 2729028
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

To estimate the frequency of occurrence of Lyme disease in Alabama, in September 1988 the Department of Public Health requested physicians and laboratories to begin voluntary reporting of cases of Lyme disease. Thirteen cases, 5 confirmed, 1 probable, 4 presumptive and 3 possible, were reported for the years 1986-1988. Counties in which tick exposure likely occurred included Calhoun, Cleburne, Mobile, Monroe, Shelby, Talladega and Tallapoosa. Lyme disease occurs in Alabama but appears to be uncommon.

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