Lyme cases in Maine spiked again in 2017 to another record
Portland Press Herald, Jan.19, 2018:
by Joe Lawlor
Lyme disease and anaplasmosis soared to record highs in Maine last year, with experts saying the relatively warm fall probably contributed to the increase in tick-borne illnesses.
Except for a slight downturn in 2015, reported cases of Lyme disease have now broken records in Maine every year since 2011.
There were 1,787 positive tests for Lyme in 2017, a 22 percent increase over the 1,464 Lyme cases in 2016, according to statistics compiled by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. READ MORE.
- January 19, 2018 at 6:47 pm
What is the CDC waiting for? Oh yes I forgot, preventing Zika virus is more Important in preventing an epidemic than Lyme Disease.
- January 20, 2018 at 1:33 pm
But how much of this is due to a slight increase in proper reporting? The rate of underreporting and misdiagnosis is so high in most places. I mentally multiply by 10 to 100 when I see statistics about reported Lyme cases.
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