Zero cases of Lyme in Arkansas? Really?
KATV, November 12, 2015:
Modern gun hunting season opens in Arkansas this weekend. Waiting in the woods for all those hunters will be millions of ticks.
While the Centers for Disease Control says tick-borne Lyme disease is a growing epidemic in this country, state statistics say Arkansas hunters need not worry.
Twenty years ago Arkansas saw a couple dozen Lyme disease cases pop up each year.
But while the number of Lyme disease cases nationwide has been increasing, the number of recognized cases in Arkansas has dropped.