ICT News Desk: Lyme Disease Prevalence
Preliminary estimates released by the CDC indicate that the number of Americans diagnosed with Lyme disease each year is around 300,000. This early estimate is based on findings from three ongoing CDC studies that aim to define the approximate number of people diagnosed with Lyme disease each year. The first project analyzes medical claims information for approximately 22 million insured people annually for six years. the second project is based on a survey of clinical laboratories, and the third project analyzes self-reported Lyme disease cases from a survey of the general public.