Dear Abby: Speedy diagnosis essential for treatment of Lyme disease
To be published in newspapers May 1st in Canada
May is Lyme disease awareness month. I’m a longtime Canadian reader who has suffered from it for many years. More than 300,000 people are infected by this tick-borne illness every year, yet people know little about it. If someone doesn’t recognize the symptoms and seek treatment immediately, Lyme disease becomes chronic and debilitating.