L. A. Hathcock

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BACKGROUND Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) continues to be the most common fatal tick-borne illness in the United States. In August of 1996, four children attending a summer camp in Delaware were diagnosed with RMSF. This report summarizes the results of the epidemiologic and entomologic investigation conducted by the Delaware Division of Public Health(More)
OBJECTIVES The study was conducted to describe the temporal, geographic, demographic and treatment characteristics of Lyme disease in Delaware and to assist health planners in developing and implementing control strategies. METHODS All physician-submitted Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) follow-up Lyme disease report forms from 1989(More)
BACKGROUND Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne disease in the United States, with 19,804 cases reported in 2004. During 1992-1998, Delaware was among the top 10 states with the highest incidence rates in the United States. We analyzed Delaware Lyme disease surveillance data for the reporting period of 2000-2004 to characterize trends, identify(More)
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