What is the incidence and prognosis for tick-borne diseases common to the southeastern US?

Ehrlichiosis
Annual incidence: 1.7-14 per million population in Georgia
-Fig. 3, Annual Cases of Ehrlichiosis in the United States. CDC. 2008
Mortality: 1%
Dynamed

Rocky Mountain spotted fever
Incidence: 1.5-19 per million population in Georgia
-Fig 3. Annual Cases of RMSF in the United States. 2008.
Motality:  5% with prompt treatment; 15-25% if untreated
DynaMed

Tularemia
Tularemia has been reported in Georgia.
Reported cases of tularemia, United States, 2000-2008.  CDC.
Mortality: 3% when treated; up to 35% if untreated

Babesiosis: Mostly in Northeast, Midwest
Mortality: < 10% mortality, mostly in elderly or immunocompromised
DynaMed

Lyme: Mostly in Northeast, around Great Lakes, but cases have been reported in Georgia and other states in southern US
DynaMed

Advertisements

About Amy

Clinical Informationist at EUH Branch Library
This entry was posted in Background question, EUH, Prognosis and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.