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Volume 18, Number 2—February 2012

Research

Effect of Surveillance Method on Reported Characteristics of Lyme Disease, Connecticut, 1996–2007

Starr-Hope ErtelComments to Author , Randall S. Nelson, and Matthew L. Cartter
Author affiliations: Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford, Connecticut, USA

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Table 1

Number of Lyme disease reports, by status and surveillance method, Connecticut, 1996–2007*

Status PS AS ELS MLS Total
Case 12,185 8,666 1,949 10,657 33,457
Not a case 4,962 4,316 1,783 15,257 26,318
Lost to follow-up 2,203 58 7 17,853 20,121
Total† 19,350 13,040 3,739 43,767 79,896

*PS, passive physician surveillance 1996–2007; AS, active physician surveillance 1996–2007; ELS, enhanced laboratory surveillance 1996–1997; MLS, mandatory laboratory surveillance 1998–2002 and 2007.
†Positive predictive values: PS, 63.0; AS, 66.5; ELS, 52.1; MLS, 24.3; total, 41.9.

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