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Emerg Infect Dis 2012 Jan;18(1):128-31

Babesiosis among Elderly Medicare Beneficiaries, United States, 2006-2008.

Menis M, Anderson SA, Izurieta HS, Kumar S, Burwen DR, Gibbs J, Kropp G, Erten T, Macurdy TE, Worrall CM, Kelman JA, Walderhaug MO

Abstract

We used administrative databases to assess babesiosis among elderly persons in the United States by year, sex, age, race, state of residence, and diagnosis months during 2006-2008. The highest babesiosis rates were in Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, and Massachusetts, and findings suggested babesiosis expansion to other states.


Category: Journal Article
PubMed ID: #22257500 DOI: 10.3201/eid1801.110305
PubMed Central ID: #PMC3310092
Includes FDA Authors from Scientific Area(s): Biologics
Entry Created: 2011-10-04 Entry Last Modified: 2012-08-29
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