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Lyme Disease Outbreak Is on the Rise

Summary: Lyme disease cases are on the rise. What do you need to do to protect yourself?
Air Date: 8/30/13
Duration: 10
Host: Dr. Leigh Vinocur, MD
Guest Bio: Dr. Gabe Wilson, MD
Dr Gabe Wilson is medical director of a large emergency department, interim director of a large pediatric emergency department, and system director in emergency medicine for a large regional health system in San Antonio, Texas. He was a professor at Columbia University's College of Physicians & Surgeons for the past decade until earlier this year. Dr. Wilson specializes in quality improvement and operational efficiency in the emergency department.
Lyme Disease Outbreak Is on the Rise
Lyme disease cases are at least 10 times higher than originally thought – with as many as 300,000 cases being reported according to the CDC.

If you like to camp or spend time outdoors or if you own a pet, you should be concerned about ticks and tick bites.

Dr. Gabe Wilson joins Dr. Leigh to discuss why Lyme disease cases are on the rise and what you should be doing to protect yourself and your family...including the family pet.