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Lyme Disease Treatment Costs up to $1.3 bln A Year

Lyme_副本Lyme disease, transmitted by a bite from a tick infected by the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria, had long been considered easy to treat, usually requiring a single doctor’s visit and a few weeks of antibiotics for most people.

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Cure Unknown

by Jonathan Galland

Cure Unknown: Inside the Lyme Epidemic

With the movie Contagion spreading in the theaters, you might think the next epidemic will come from a scary outbreak of an exotic disease from far away.

 

But there is a silent epidemic that lurks in our backyards, parks and playgrounds: Lyme disease.

 

And it all starts with a tiny tick bite that you might not even see.

 

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