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The AAFP has reviewed Tick-borne Diseases, and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from 01/11/2021 to 01/10/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Credit approval includes the following session(s):

  • 1.0 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed Credit(s) – Management of Ixodes pacificus Bites. (End date February 4, 2022)

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