Lyme Disease Under-reported, Incidence Still on the Rise

Lyme disease, one cause of peripheral neuropathy, continues to be the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the US. It was the 7th most common nationally notifiable disease in 2012 with many cases that go unreported. Three complementary studies are currently being conducted by the CDC to better quantify how many people are actually diagnoed with Lyme disease each year. According to the CDC, new estimates indicate that the number of Lyme disease cases in the US each year is close to 300,000.  READ MORE

Source: Healio/Infectious Disease