Lyme Disease Awareness: More Americans at Home...Exposure Is Greater
May is National Lyme disease Awareness Month and, with more Americans at home, infection exposure is greater.
Although the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) does not receive reports on everyone contracting Lyme disease, the CDC estimates that there are approximately 329,000 cases per year. The American Academy of Audiology, working closely with the CDC, warns the public to be vigilant in preventing tick interactions.
Caring for and Comforting Our Patients Through Infection Control
Depending on your setting you may already be seeing patients on a reduced or emergency-based schedule. Some are venturing into tele-health practices to handle day-to-day issues focused on patient education, troubleshooting, and perhaps even aural rehabilitation.