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Lyme Disease News

The Spread of Lyme Disease Continues to Increase Every Year

2015 Map of Lyme Disease Cases
Map Courtesy of CDC


For more data and statistic information on Lyme disease in the United states visit the Center for Disease Control.

Past Articles About Lyme Disease and Other Tick Related Illnesses

Fox News Article on 3 year old child bitten by a tick.
Dramatic Video of what it did to her motor skills
Posted 11:57 AM, May 22, 2017, by


Mayo Researchers Identify New Borrelia Species that Causes Lyme Disease - February 8, 2016

"Mayo Clinic researchers, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and health officials from Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin, have discovered a new bacterial species that causes Lyme disease in people. The new species has been provisionally named Borrelia mayonii. Prior to this finding, the only species believed to cause Lyme disease in North America was Borrelia burgdorferi" (Josselyn, 2016).  For more information visit: The Mayo Clinic News Network


Pennsylvania Lyme Disease Cases Top 10,000 - November 25, 2015

"Pennsylvania continues to lead the nation in Lyme disease cases as the Commonwealth through Nov. 27 has reported more than 10,000 cases, about one-third of all cases in the US that have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... Lyme disease patients required 87 percent more visits to the doctor, and 71 percent more visits to the emergency room in comparison with those without Lyme disease" (Herriman, 2015).  For more information visit: Outbreak News Today