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Episode 5: Tickborne Illnesses Are a Growing Public Health Threat

Tickborne diseases more than doubled from 2004 to 2016, and Lyme disease, the most common tickborne illness, is spreading at alarming rates. James Bohan, MD, FACEP, associate program director of the emergency department at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY, discusses this public health threat and analyzes current prevention measures and treatments.

Show Notes

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tickborne diseases more than doubled from 2004 to 2016. And new evidence shows that Lyme disease, the most common tickborne disease, is spreading at alarming rates. In this episode, Dr. James Bohan, associate program director of the emergency department at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY, discusses this public health threat and analyzes current prevention measures and treatments.

Dr. Bohan recently authored an article on tickborne illnesses that is featured in the September 1, 2018, issue of Emergency Medicine Reports, a Relias Media publication. That article is available here.