New model makes reporting Lyme disease easier – Philly Voice

A data model developed by Columbia researchers shows about 162 U.S. counties may have Lyme disease cases not yet been reported to the CDC. Underreporting of Lyme disease makes prevention and early treatment a challenge.
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There are about 30,000 reported cases of Lyme disease a year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; whereas, the actual number of people diagnosed with the disease is estimated to be closer to 300,000.

Underreporting makes prevention and early treatment of Lyme disease a challenge. A new data model developed by Columbia University researchers, however, may improve identification of common infection hotspots.

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