"National surveillance provides important information about
Lyme disease (LD) but is subject to underreporting and variations in practice. Information is limited about
the national epidemiology of LD from other sources. Retrospective analysis of a nationwide health insurance claims database identified patients from 2005–2010 with clinician-diagnosed LD using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification, codes and antimicrobial drug prescript
Of 103,647,966 person-years, 985 inpatient admissions and 44,445 outpatient LD diagnoses were identified. Epidemiologic patterns were similar to US surveillance data overall. Outpatient incidence was highest among boys 5–9 years of age and persons of both sexes 60–64 years of age. On the basis of extrapolation to the US population and application of correction factors for coding, we estimate that annual incidence is 106.6 cases/100,000 persons and that ≈329,000 (95% credible interval 296,000–376,000) LD cases occur annually. LD is a major US public health problem that causes substantial use of health care resources." wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/21/9/15-0417_article
That's the CDC admitting that there are approx. 329,000 NEW cases of Lyme each year - BUT let's not forget that there are states - like Arkansas - which aren't reporting but a very small number of cases of Lyme - BUT not because there aren't any cases of Lyme, it's because there are no doctors that are willing to diagnose Lyme disease!!!
So imagine if all the cases of new infections AND the cases of chronic Lyme that are being discovered were all reported.
Herb only treatment for Lyme & Bart ended 12/11 - no active symptoms for 2 yrs -Herb only treatment for Babesia ended 12/12www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=2977364
Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
New Lyme case 8/2014 - Healed 1/31/15
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