Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic on Reported Lyme Disease, United States, 2020
David W. McCormick , Kiersten J. Kugeler, Grace E. Marx, Praveena Jayanthi, Stephanie Dietz, Paul Mead, and Alison F. Hinckley
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. (D.W. McCormick, K.J. Kugeler, G.E. Marx, P. Mead, A.F. Hinckley); ICF International Inc., Atlanta, Georgia, USA (P. Jayanthi); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta (P. Jayanthi, S. Dietz)
Figure. Comparison of visits to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website on tick removal, 2018–2020, and to the ED for tick-bite related chief complaints, 2017–2020, United States. A) Website visits per month for https://www.cdc.gov/ticks/removing_a_tick.html. B) ED visits by month in which the chief health complaint was tick bite. Comparison of 2020 to the average of the previous 4 years is shown. ED, emergency department.
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