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Spate Of Fatal Lyme Cases Surprises Health Officials

By WILLIAM WEIR, bweir@courant.com The Hartford Courant 10:06 p.m. EST, December 31, 2013 A series of fatal cases of Lyme disease in the Northeast, including one from Connecticut, have health officials on the lookout for a very rare complication of the tick-borne disease. The first fatality was in November 2012, when a Massachusetts resident was found dead in…