Lyme Education for Clinicians
Do Your Patients Live In or Travel To Lyme Risk Areas?
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vectorborne illness in the United States. In 2013, it was the 5th most common nationally notifiable disease. However, this disease does not occur nationwide and is concentrated heavily in the northeast and upper Midwest.
Help Your Patients Prevent Lyme Disease
Reducing exposure to ticks and preventing tick bites is the best way to prevent Lyme disease. No matter where your patients live or travel, there are steps that they can take to defend against Lyme disease.
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Suspect Lyme Disease? Get Clear Cut Diagnostic Results.
The CDC recommends a two-step process for diagnosing Lyme disease: an FDA-approved enzyme immunoassay test, followed by an immunoblot test. To learn more about bioMérieux's methods for testing lyme, please visit www.biomerieux-usa.com.