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Why Is Lyme Disease So Hard to Understand? (theatlantic.com)
53 points by wglb 62 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 6 comments



Our daughter recently had a tick bite just by playing outside the house. Initial blood tests were negative, however she's due to have another round again. Absolutely nerve wrecking experience, especially knowing that even without positive tests there's a likelihood of it being positive and with some side effects only showing up many years later. For those commenting how on earth they survived so far, all I can say is that if you don't get it, a lot of people still do,every single day and in many different countries.


Usually doctors prescribe the antibiotics with evidence of a tick bite.


Reading this was traumatic. I’ll now be afraid to go into the forest in shorts or sandals or walk barefoot in the grass.

But how did I survive until now?


The “Reported Cases of Lyme Disease” by year graphic is pretty interesting - but what happened in MA in 2016?

https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/posts/2019/08/m...


If I recall while I was living there was a pretty terrible winter around 2015/2016 I believe - perhaps that had something to do with it?





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