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Mary Helander's data slice on lyme disease is featured in Pest Control Technology

May 17, 2021

Emmy Helander

Emmy Helander


Lerner Graduate Fellow Mary "Emmy" Helander authored a data slice titled, Lyme Disease in the U.S.: Where is Risk Highest?, which was featured in this Pest Control Technology article. Some key takeaways are:

  • Over 30,000 Lyme disease cases are reported in the U.S. each year. 
  • Lyme disease incidence is highest in the Northeast and upper Midwest.
  • Clear, concise, consistent and ongoing public health messaging, in addition to accurate county and state-level reporting and surveillance, are key to combatting Lyme disease.

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