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12 Shocking Facts About Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease is classified by the CDC as an epidemic. How much do you know about it?

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4. In 2012, 95% of Lyme disease cases were reported from 13 states.

cdc.gov

Connecticut

Delaware

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Minnesota

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New York

Pennsylvania

Vermont

Virginia

Wisconsin

12. Lyme Disease was discovered in 1975 in Lyme, Connecticut when a staggering number of children and adults were diagnosed with arthritis. When looked into, the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi was identified.

Sources:

http://lymelightfoundation.org/about-lyme/ten-things-you-should-know-about-lyme-disease/

http://visual.ly/10-scary-facts-about-lyme-disease

http://www.freewebs.com/teenswithlyme/

http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3136&q=388506

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