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Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

Tickborne diseases are increasingly common in many portions of the United States. Blacklegged ticks are expanding their ranges and tick bites are increasingly common. This presentation provides physicians with clinically useful information that will help them assist patients with known blacklegged tick bites.

Learning objectives:

After completing the module, Managing Ixodes scapularis Bites, learners should know:

  • How to distinguish black-legged ticks from other tick species
  • Facts about disease transmission and
  • Details regarding the use of antibiotic prophylaxis