Critical Needs and Gaps in Understanding Prevention, Amelioration, and Resolution of Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases
|Author||: Institute of Medicine|
|Publisher||: National Academies Press|
|Total Pages||: 560|
|Rating||: 4/5 (93 Downloads)|
Download or read book Critical Needs and Gaps in Understanding Prevention, Amelioration, and Resolution of Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases written by Institute of Medicine and published by National Academies Press. This book was released on 2011-07-01 with total page 560 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A single tick bite can have debilitating consequences. Lyme disease is the most common disease carried by ticks in the United States, and the number of those afflicted is growing steadily. If left untreated, the diseases carried by ticks-known as tick-borne diseases-can cause severe pain, fatigue, neurological problems, and other serious health problems. The Institute of Medicine held a workshop October 11-12, 2010, to examine the state of the science in Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases.