Critical Needs and Gaps in Understanding Prevention, Amelioration, and Resolution of Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases: The Short-Term and Long-Term Outcomes: Workshop Report by Institute of Medicine, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Committee on Lyme Disease and Other Tick-Borne Diseases: The State of the Science (Paperback, 2011)
A single tick bite can have debilitating consequences. Lyme disease is the most common disease carried by ticks in the United States, and the number of those afflicted is growing steadily. If left untreated, the diseases carried by ticks--kwn as tick-borne diseases--can cause severe pain, fatigue, neurological problems, and other serious health problems. The Institute of Medicine held a workshop October 11-12, 2010, to examine the state of the science in Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases.
Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Committee on Lyme Disease and Other Tick-Borne Diseases: The State of the Science, Institute of Medicine