CDC map of Lyme thru 2008

Discussion in 'Lyme Disease Archives' started by victoria, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. victoria

    victoria New Member

    Note that the CDC states that these figures re confirmed cases are likely to be only 10% of the confirmed cases meeting their criteria, ie, the 5 bands they look for to track.

    That means that, since there were 28,921 'confirmed' cases, the CDC even says that number can be multiplied 10X = 280,921
    6,277 'likely' = 60,277
    They did not start counting 'likely' until 2008... but including the likely of 2008 plus all the confirmed cases from 1990-2008, their figure is 328,128.

    Which means if you multiply that x 10, per their own estimation, it is 3,281,280 cases. WHY IS THIS NOT CONSIDERED A PANDEMIC?
    [This Message was Edited on 06/16/2010]