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Tick tick boom: Lyme’s disease cases increase fourfold in 20 years [Netherlands]

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[Tick Tick Boom everywhere]

The number of people in the Netherlands with Lyme’s disease continues to rise and the infection total has quadrupled over the past 20 years, the public health council RIVM said on Monday. In total, 27,000 were diagnosed with Lyme’s last year, a rise of 2,000 on 2014 when the RIVM last reported on the prevalence of the tick-borne disease.

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