Reported Cases of Lyme Disease

*The CDC states for every case of

Lyme disease reported at least ten are missed.*

The CDC Says OOPS!

It should have been 329,000 cases of

Lyme disease each year,

Not the 30,000 cases we've been reporting!


"Results of these studies suggest that

the number of people diagnosed with Lyme disease

each year in the United States is around 300,000."


National- All States

National- ALL States

More Information

Notifiable Infectious Diseases and Conditions

2017 Summary By CDC

Total Reported Number of TBD Cases

CDC State By State Reported Cases of Lyme- 2017

(These numbers are really messed up)

CDC 2107- Maps & Charts

More CDC Junk Science- 2017

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QUOTE- 2008

"Seven participating laboratories performed approximately

3.4 million LD tests on approximately

2.4 million specimens nationwide at an

estimated cost of $492 million."

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Tick Maps

Counties With Recorded Presence of

I. scapularis or I. pacificus

1907- 2015

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Surveillance Definition


Clinical Case of Lyme Disease

The CDC States

Note: Surveillance case definitions establish uniform criteria for disease reporting and should not be used as the sole criteria for establishing clinical diagnoses, determining the standard of care necessary for a particular patient, setting guidelines for quality assurance, or providing standards for reimbursement. Source

Babesiosis vs. Malaria Cases?

Click Here

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Babesiosis Report Form- CDC


To have a confirmed case of Babesiosis (according to the CDC) you must have a positive test and...

Objective: one or more of the following: fever, anemia, or thrombocytopenia.

Subjective: one or more of the following: chills, sweats, headache, myalgia, or arthralgia.

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Letter To Directors of Health in Connecticut

Reporting "Arthritis in Lyme Children"

Discovered in November 1975

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Babesiosis- Reported Cases

In 2012 Babesiosis was still not reportable in states below shaded in gray.

FIGURE 1. Number of reported cases of babesiosis, by county of residence† — 22 states,§ 2012

† N = 904; county of residence was unknown for 7 of the 911 patients. Cases are mapped to the patients’ county of residence, not necessarily the place where patients became infected.

§ For 2012, 14 of the 22 states that conducted surveillance for babesiosis reported at least 1 case: California, Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Wisconsin. Eight (8) states reported 0 cases: Alabama, Delaware, Michigan, North Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington, and Wyoming. In 2012, babesiosis was not a reportable disease in the gray states, and health departments in those states did not notify CDC of cases. More information- click here.

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SPECIAL NOTE- At the time this was written one out of every eleven dogs tested positive for Lyme disease in Maryland. Click here for a current CPAC map of Lyme and tick borne diseases found in animals (listed by state and counties). Additionally, one out of every forty-eight dogs tested positive for Ehrlichiosis, and one out of every eighty-five dogs tested positive for Anaplasmosis in Maryland.

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CDC Reported Cases & Incidence Rate By State- 2014


SPECIAL NOTE- In 2008 the CDC surveillance criteria to determine if a case of Lyme disease (and other tick borne diseases) is reportable became more restrictive, giving the false impression there are now less cases of Lyme disease than in previous years. Less reported cases equals less research funding and less educational efforts, but on the up side it requires less work for government agencies.

2007 Maryland Total Reported Lyme Cases- 2,578 (and climbing since 1990)

In 2008 New Restrictive Reporting Criteria Was Established...

2008 Maryland Lyme- Total cases- 2,220

2009 Maryland Lyme- Total Cases- 2,026

2010 Maryland Lyme- Total Cases- 1,617

2011 Maryland Lyme- Total Cases- 1,351

2012 Maryland Lyme- Total Cases- 1,113*

*The CDC recently announced studies once again indicated the reported cases have been 9-12 cases short for each one reported. *

CORRECTED 2012 Maryland Total Lyme Cases- 11,130


Additional Information

Letter from DHMH to Maryland Legislators, June 2010- Anaplasmosis & Babesiosis

Lyme Disease in 2013: Lessons Learned in Surveillance

Characterizing Lyme Disease Surveillance in an Endemic State- 2016 Reporting Practices in Maryland Failing

See attached PDF charts and subpages below for more information.

CSTE 1996 Update

Washington State DOH Definition & Procedures

Canada- Lyme Disease Cases Definition

Canada 2016 Definition

Canada- Update on Case Definition & Treatment 2016

QUOTE- "An effective public health framework should consider both the evidence-based approaches to true Lyme disease, and develop a rational response to ‘chronic Lyme’ disease, a phenomenon that has attracted patient activism as well as supporting institutions parallel to the scientific and medical establishment. These support an alternative understanding of the disease, one that emphasizes unsupported diagnostic and treatment protocols and an invalid view of the infection process. This creates a real burden of suffering in people who believe themselves to be infected with a refractory Lyme infection, and seek out sometimes-dangerous treatment. Situations in which the patient’s felt needs are strongly at variance with the clinician’s informed opinion are rarely simple; here it is helpful to remember that though ‘chronic Lyme’ is an unproven illness, the symptoms that trigger the diagnosis are frequently real and need empathetic care."

Florida DOH Reporting Form

Maine’s Definition Info

EPA Report

Reported Cases in New Hampshire

Lucy Barnes