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Health Beat: Lyme disease

July 03, 2019 02:40 PM

The Centers for Disease Control says some 30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported annually by state health departments. However, it also notes that's probably not a full or accurate picture of the impact of this disease as many more people are probably infected.

There are those who are treated but never fully recover.

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Holly Ahern is an assistant professor of microbiology at Adirondack Community College. She's also the mother of a child who endured the problems Lyme can bring and she's an activist in the Lyme community.

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