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Canada: Lyme disease the cause behind young man’s heart issue

Nov. 5th, 2019

Jason Baum doesn’t look like the kind of guy who would have a pacemaker. For one thing, he’s just 27-years old. He’s also a competitive weight lifter. But just last month, he had one implanted to help his heart maintain a regular rhythm.

Jason’s journey began mid-summer when he started to feel flu-ish and weak. He tested positive for the virus mononucleosis, more commonly known as mono. Viruses don’t respond to antibiotics, so Jason was told to rest up and wait for his immune system to fight it off. But his health didn’t improve.

“Jason’s test results for Lyme disease came back positive, confirming the original team’s hypothesis.”

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