Learn About Lyme- Take Challenge


Learn about Lyme disease in Florida; take the challenge

Author: Jennifer Waugh, The Morning Show anchor, investigative reporter, jwaugh@wjxt.com

Published On: Mar 04 2015 11:45:31 AM EST Updated On: Mar 04 2015 11:10:00 AM EST

Lyme disease challenge

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Doctors have long assumed that Lyme disease is only prevalent in colder states in the Northeast. But the Florida Lyme Disease Association says Florida is among the top 20 states for the number of cases reported every year.

To make matters worse, people who suffer Lyme disease in the South face significant challenges due to both misinformation and poor awareness.The Centers for Disease Control's National Lyme Disease Case Map is misleading to southern citizens and health care providers due to artificially low reported cases.