Lyme Disease Surveillance in New York State: an Assessment of Case Underreporting.

@article{White2018LymeDS,
  title={Lyme Disease Surveillance in New York State: an Assessment of Case Underreporting.},
  author={J L White and Candace M. Noonan-Toly and Gary Lukacik and N Thomas and Alison Hinckley and Sarah A. Hook and Peter Bryon Backenson},
  journal={Zoonoses and public health},
  year={2018},
  volume={65 2},
  pages={238-246}
}
Despite the mandatory nature of Lyme disease (LD) reporting in New York State (NYS), it is believed that only a fraction of the LD cases diagnosed annually are reported to public health authorities. Lack of complete LD case reporting generally stems from (i) lack of report of provider-diagnosed cases where supportive laboratory testing is not ordered or results are negative (i.e. provider underreporting) and (ii) incomplete case information (clinical laboratory reporting only with no… CONTINUE READING
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