Florida 
Reported Cases of Lyme Disease

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The CDC recently admitted its reporting practices 
miss 10 cases for each one counted!

Florida more than doubled its cases in one year, from 2012 to 2013.

Cases of human Lyme disease are woefully underreported by the Florida Department of Health/CDC.  Immediate change is needed to accurately reflect the true epidemic in order to better protect both human and animal health.  






FLORIDA- Counties With Reported Cases
1992- 2011 Totals

Pinellas- 94
Palm Beach-81
Miami-Dade- 60 
Lee- 59
Sarasota- 53
Hillsboro- 54
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Orange- 45
Brevard- 29
Duval- 29
Martin- 29
Marion- 28
Indian River- 27
Volusia- 26
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Manatee- 24
Pasco- 23
Lake County- 22
Escambia- 20
Citrus- 19
Broward- 17
Collier- 16
Okaloosa- 16
Nassau- 15
St. Johns- 15
Polk- 14
Hernando- 13
Alachua-  13
Charlotte- 13
Seminole- 12
Osceola- 12
Leon- 11
Flagler- 11
Santa Rosa- 10
Sumter- 10
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Counties not listed above have 1-9 cases each except for the following, which have no reported cases:  
Bradford, Glades, Gulf, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Liberty, Madison and Union.


FLORIDA TICK BORNE DISEASE CASES


State County 1992_1996 1997_2001 2002_2006 2007_2011
Florida Florida 1
Florida Alachua 3 1 6 3
Florida Baker 1
Florida Bay 4 1 1 1
Florida Bradford
Florida Brevard 3 12 4 10
Florida Broward 5 2 2 8
Florida Calhoun 1 1
Florida Charlotte 1 8 4
Florida Citrus 1 3 8 7
Florida Clay 3 4 1
Florida Collier 5 6 3 2
Florida Columbia 1
Florida DeSoto 1 1 1
Florida Dixie 1
Florida Duval 9 5 6 9
Florida Escambia 4 7 4 5
Florida Flagler 3 1 7
Florida Franklin 1 1
Florida Gadsden 1
Florida Gilchrist 1
Florida Glades
Florida Gulf
Florida Hamilton
Florida Hardee 1 1
Florida Hendry 1
Florida Hernando 1 6 6
Florida Highlands 1 2 2
Florida Hillsborough 3 16 15 20
Florida Holmes 2
Florida Indian River 1 13 8 5
Florida Jackson 1
Florida Jefferson
Florida Lafayette
Florida Lake 11 7 4
Florida Lee 9 13 9 28
Florida Leon 3 4 3 1
Florida Levy 1 1
Florida Liberty
Florida Madison
Florida Manatee 1 7 6 10
Florida Marion 8 2 4 14
Florida Martin 5 8 6 10
Florida Miami-Dade 6 20 15 19
Florida Monroe 1 3 3 2
Florida Nassau 4 3 7 1
Florida Okaloosa 3 9 3 1
Florida Okeechobee 1
Florida Orange 9 10 11 15
Florida Osceola 3 3 5 1
Florida Palm Beach 4 22 25 30
Florida Pasco 3 1 10 9
Florida Pinellas 6 37 27 24
Florida Polk 3 2 9
Florida Putnam 3 3 2
Florida St. Johns 4 6 1 5
Florida St. Lucie 1 1 2 3
Florida Santa Rosa 2 3 5
Florida Sarasota 5 14 20 14
Florida Seminole 1 4 4 3
Florida Sumter 2 3 5
Florida Suwannee 1 1
Florida Taylor 1
Florida Union
Florida Volusia 3 6 7 10
Florida Wakulla 5
Florida Walton 1 1 1
Florida Washington 1






What About Our Dogs?
One out of every 113 dogs tested positive for Lyme disease in Florida.  One of every 135 dogs tested positive for Ehrlichiosis, and one of every 166 dogs tested positive for Anaplasmosis.  Click here to see the interactive CAPA map.



National- Highest Incident Rates 2013

Vermont  107.6
New Hampshire  100.0
Maine  84.8
Connecticut  58.7
Massachusetts  57.0
Delaware  43.2
Rhode Island  42.2
Pennsylvania  39.0
New Jersey  31.3
Minnesota  26.4
Wisconsin  25.2

Arizona had approximately 5 times more cases in 2013 as in 2012. 

Alaska had more than 3 times more cases in 2013 as in the previous year. 

Florida more than doubled its cases in one year, from 2012 to 2013.

California and Alabama almost doubled its cases.

Colorado had only 3 cases reported in an entire decade.  Maybe it’s the pot?