Lyme Disease Awareness Month | CDC’s New Tick Bite Data Tracker
The CDC has recently updated its website regarding ticks and their diseases. The changes include a new online tool called the Tick Bite Data Tracker. It allows users to track and visualize tick-borne disease data in the U.S., advancing our ability to raise awareness. The new tool provides information on diseases transmitted by ticks such as Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and ehrlichiosis.
The Tick Bite Data Tracker is part of the National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) which is a collaboration among the CDC, local health agencies, state health departments and private sector partners. The NSSP allows these partners to collect, share and analyze electronic healthcare data in near real-time as it is processed. Read more from LymeSci here.