Health Department

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

 
UPDATE-  June 2017-  In case someone didn't know this information already, the Maryland DHMH and others from NY, CT, NY government funded agencies spent their time and our dollars to report that pet owners may be at greater risk for having tick exposure and getting Lyme disease.  New Study Info Here


Reported Cases

*The CDC states for every case of Lyme disease reported, 
At least ten are missed.*

 


In 2009 the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene 

did not enter 5,722 reported cases in the state database.


The Maryland DHMH reported "the number of tested specimens 

drastically decreased after 2009". 


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The Maryland DHMH reports the time it takes to complete a report 

for a single case of Lyme disease ranges from 0.5 - 52 hours.

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