Lyme Disease Research Paper

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Before 1977 Lyme disease was still unknown. Physician Allen Steere was the first one to discover and define this condition. Since then, the numbers have increased tremendously. Several factors might explain the increase in the high reporting of Lyme disease. Incidence is one of them. Infection rate is higher due to more infected animals and frequent contacts with humans. The climate changes might contribute in the traveling of the infected animals to other areas in the country. However, many Lyme disease cases are unreported and this varies among different states. One of the reasons is that states have different standards of reporting. Also the reporting practice changes over time. Lyme disease symptoms are similar to influenza and are often

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