Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vectorborne illness in the United States. It is caused by bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks.
Each year, over 30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2014, in Massachusetts alone there were over 5,300 reported cases. The CDC believes that only 10% of cases are actually reported, which could mean that there are more than 300,000 new cases of Lyme each year.
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