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Lyme disease: epidemiologic characteristics of an outbreak in Westchester County, NY.

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Abstract

Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of 210 cases of
Lyme disease in Westchester County, New York, reported during 1982 and 1983 are described. Most cases occurred during summer months in individuals under age 40 (male: female ratio 1:2 to 1). Symptoms included skin rash (75 per cent), joint pain or swelling (50 per cent), Bell’s palsy (11 per cent), and aseptic meningitis (3 per cent). With greater public and medical awareness of this tick-borne
disease,
Lyme disease is being recognized with increasing frequency characteristic of an emerging epidemic in Westchester County.

Am J Public Health. 1986 Jan;76(1):62-5.

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