U.S. Center for Disease Control releases statement; Lyme disease cases seriously under-reported – now 300,000 cases per year

“…Each year, more than 30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported to CDC, making it the most commonly reported tick-borne illness in the United States. The new  estimate suggests that the total number of people diagnosed with Lyme disease is roughly 10 times higher than the yearly reported number.  This new estimate supports studies published  in the 1990s indicating that the true number of cases is between 3- and 12-fold  higher than the number of reported cases.”

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