CDC says Lyme cases reached all-time high in 2015
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced that there were 38, 069 reported cases of Lyme disease in the US in 2015—an all-time high. The agency has long said that the true number of diagnosed cases is ten times the number of officially reported cases—which would put its 2015 estimate at more than 380,000.
According to the CDC’s just-released Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Pennsylvania had the most reported cases of Lyme disease, with more than 90.000 cases. The report also said that almost half of all reported cases were from just three states: Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.
Because different localities report Lyme numbers differently, the CDC does not include all numbers turned over to them by local and state governments. For instance, many counties in the state of New York provide estimated numbers based on sampling. Because the CDC does not accept such figures, not all New York counties are represented in the CDC’s final tally.
Click here to read the CDC’s MMWR. (Because this document has information about many diseases, we recommend you click on the link and then do a search for the word “Lyme.”)
- November 28, 2016 at 12:50 pm
Since the CDC considers Lyme to only be a nuisance disease, such as acne or jock itch, it is surprising they require any reporting.
- November 29, 2016 at 8:19 am
How does CDC count IGENEX-positive but “CDC-negative? My guess is, they do not count. Consequently, the 400,000 figure is bogus.
- December 17, 2016 at 7:21 am
There is widespread criminality in the underreporting of the incidence of lyme and all the TBD. When is there going to be an investigation into just HOW and WHY this has been permitted to go on? We need an serious investigation launched by serious and courageous
Congresspeople to make this happen. The coverup has caused massive agony in the American population. It probably will not happen because it will take a great and powerful and fearless person to make this happen. The only politician who ever addressed the corruption and implied coverup by the government was actually Mitt Romney who KNEW that the lyme guidelines were bull. He addressed the problem publicly to the people of Virginia. I don’t think there is a person in government with the guts to go up against the massive coverup except for one man who has exhibited those guts for all to see. This coverup is so blatant it is horrifying. One day the crimes will be known for all to see but for now, we are given little scraps to feed upon. I bless those who worked so hard for the scraps, though. I know how hard they have tried. Only one man today could flick the bad guys into the ocean and uncover the garbage that government officials have forced down the throats of Americans for decades in the suppression of the epidemic that plagues the people. If there is a hell in the afterlife, they will certainly be condemned to it.
- December 17, 2016 at 7:44 am
The truth that is Never reported is the fact that most or the people infected with TBD are given misdiagnoses and suffer from being given the wrong diagnosis and the wrong medication/treatment and so suffer for years and many of them dying as a result. The torment they go thru and their families go through is never discussed as a result of the absolutely wrong diagnoses and treatments…a nightmare that has gone on for decades and continues to this day. TBD are a political problem…the medical problems are secondary to the political..IT IS TIME TO DRAIN THE SWAMP IN THE MEDICAL ARENA..THE POWER GRABBERS ARE CORRUPT AND THEY ARE DAMNING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO ONGOING HELL BECAUSE OF THEIR ADDICTION TO THEIR POSITIONS OF POWER …THEY NEED TO BE FLUSHED OUT AND THEIR CRIMES EXPOSED. THEY DO FEEL INVINCIBLE. ONLY A GREAT AND POWERFUL FEARLESS MAN OR WOMAN CAN START THIS PROCESS. THE ENTRENCHED EVIL IN THE COZY RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN GOVERNMENT AND THE HEADS IN THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY HAS BEEN ONGOING FOR DECADES AS EVERYONE KNOWS AND IS AS ENTRENCHED AS AN ATTACHED TICK. THERE IS EVIL HERE AND IT MUST BE ROOTED OUT IF THE SUFFERING IS TO EVER BE ALLEVIATED. WE NEED POWERFUL AND COURAGEOUS PEOPLE TO TAKE OUT THE POWERFUL EVIL ONES WHO CARE NOTHING BUT THEIR OWN SELVES.
- December 17, 2016 at 8:00 am
THERE NEEDS TO BE a populist uprising in America to bring to light the criminal suppression of tick borne diseases, how easily they are established in the human body, how easily their evade proper diagnoses and proper treatment…Insurance companies are gleeful in helping to prevent popper treatment so as to have greater bottom-lines, wonderful profit margins…They treat but the drug formularies are where they keep establishing higher copays and so prevent treatment with the best drugs…The evil is there for all to see who know the truth. We need an ACT UP movement to MAKE, to FORCE the government to stop enabling the evil of greed and power in preventing the American people to stay well.
The American government, in its silence, is enabling torture when it comes to this chronic epidemic that is spreading like wildfire. The wildfire is coming to us as many missed diagnoses and misdiagnoses..So much suffering could be prevented. How many people have been given diagnoses of MS and LUPUS and Parkinsons when they have tick borne illness? How many people get steroids and a wheelchair instead of lyme treatment?
It is only a few people who are causing the massive suffering but they are so well-entrenched in their money and power, that nothing but a huge outcry and the fear of more public humiliation will cause them to change their positions on tick borne illness. THE SUPPRESSION OF THE EASE WITH WHICH PEOPLE CONTRACT THESE HORRIFIC ILLNESSES HAS GOT TO BE UNCOVERED AND STOPPED NOW!
WRONG DIAGNOSES HAVE TO STOP NOW.
PROPER TREATMENT MUST BE PERMITTED NOW FOR ALL CITIZENS, NOT JUST FOR THE RICH.
WE HAVE TO BECOME DECENT AGAIN.
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