Monday, May 20, 2013

Lyme disease on the rise in the Pacific Northwest

Reported cases of Lyme disease are on the rise in Oregon and Washington state according to the International Society for Infectious Diseases. This increase in prevalence suggests expansion and emergence of the disease in new geographic areas. This could also be due to increased Lyme awareness in these regions and more testing and resulting diagnoses. In any case, Lyme appears to be showing up in unexpected places and cases continue to show an upward trend.

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