Volume 12, Number 4—April 2006
Economic Impact of Lyme Disease
*Reported cases defined according to the national surveillance definition. For the purpose of surveillance, a case of LD is defined as physician-diagnosed erythema migrans >5 cm or >1 late rheumatologic, neurologic, or cardiac manifestation with laboratory evidence of Borrelia burgdorferi infection.
†Source: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Available from http://www.edcp.org/vet_med/lyme_disease.html
1Current affiliation: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Baltimore, Maryland, USA