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Date

2017

Abstract

Tick borne disease and tick encounters are continuing to increase significantly in Vermont, and represent a significant portion of primary and urgent care visits. In order to spread awareness and educate both providers and patients as to the incidence, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of tick borne diseases, an informational guide was made. This guide includes information for providers including up to date statistics, a tick identification and life cycle guide, and a chart explaining symptoms, lab findings, diagnosis, and treatment of the diseases found in Vermont. It also includes a patient education handout with a cut out identification card. This information was distributed to Middlebury Family Health doctors, nurses, and patients for their benefit.

Clinical Site

Middlebury Family Health, Middlebury, VT

Keywords

Tick, Tick prevention, Tick borne disease, Lyme, Anaplasmosis, Erlichiosis, Babesiosis, Powassan, Tick bite

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Disciplines

Animal Diseases | Clinical Epidemiology | Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Diseases | Infectious Disease | Interprofessional Education | Medical Education | Parasitic Diseases | Primary Care | Virus Diseases