Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Reminder: COCA Call Today On Tickborne Illnesses


Although I wrote about it last week (see Upcoming COCA Call : Recognizing And Managing Tickborne Illnesses) - just a quick reminder - that COCA Call is scheduled for later today.

Also, the archive of the COCA call from two weeks ago (see COCA Call: Drivers of Infectious Diseases) has now been posted and you may view it HERE

Although primarily of interest to clinicians, the CDC holds frequent COCA (Clinician Outreach Communication Activity) calls which are designed to ensure that practitioners have up-to-date information for their practices.

Little Bite, Big Disease: Recognizing and Managing Tickborne Illnesses
  Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern Time) Dial in Number: 800-857-9697 (U.S. Callers); 312-470-7286 (International Callers) Passcode: 1921389

Webinar: https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?i=PW6927525&p=1921389&t=c

Ticks transmit over a dozen infectious pathogens in the United States, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Recent discoveries of emerging pathogens such as Borrelia mayonii and Ehrlichia muris add to the complexity of properly diagnosing and treating tickborne diseases.

As we approach summer and people become more active in the outdoors, reports of tick bites and tickborne diseases are expected to increase. Clinicians can help prevent complications associated with tickborne diseases with early recognition and prompt treatment. 

During this COCA Call, clinicians will learn about the treatment, management, and prevention of tickborne diseases in the U.S., with an emphasis on Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and newly emerging tickborne diseases.

Some recent blogs on emerging tickborne diseases in the United States includes:

CDC & EID Journal On The Recently Discovered Bourbon Virus
EID Journal: Novel Bunyavirus In Livestock – Minnesota
MMWR: Heartland Virus Disease — United States, 2012–2013

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