NEWS: Newspaper finds more Lyme patients than health officials do
Only five Lyme cases in the county? Patients say “no way.”
From the Mountain Democrat, Placerville, CA:
More report Lyme disease
An earlier article on Lyme disease drew a number of responses from people who said they also had the disease or knew someone else who had it, indicating that the true incidence of the disease may be far higher than reported to Public Health.
Previously El Dorado County Public Health officials said they had recorded only five reported cases in the last five years.
Those contacting us with their own stories of Lyme disease indicated that in many cases the symptoms did not appear until years after the tick bite had occurred and once their symptoms appeared, they went through one misdiagnosis after another before testing positive for Lyme. It’s possible that these may be some of the reasons why the number of reported cases of Lyme disease is so small in this county.