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CDC Finally Admits: Lyme disease rates 10 times higher than previously reported!

CDC Finally Admits: Lyme disease rates 10 times higher than previously reported!

In a press release dated August 19, 2013, the CDC preliminary estimates indicate that the number of Americans diagnosed with Lyme disease each year is around 300,000., NOT 20,000 to 30,000 as previously reported.

The CDC states that most Lyme disease cases are reported to the CDC through national surveillance and are concentrated heavily in the Northeast and upper Midwest, with 96 percent of cases in 13 states.  What they are not telling us is that the “national surveillance” criteria is different for southern states.

Although Texas reports a few Lyme cases annually, the state of Arkansas’ Health Department does not collect statistics on Lyme Disease, claiming “ticks in Arkansas don’t carry Lyme”.  This couldn’t be further from the truth.

The report from the CDC is a step in the right direction, but they clearly leave a preconceived idea that reported cases of Lyme Disease are centralized to only the Northeastern states.  I challenge you to visit the hundreds of news media outlets who have posted this new CDC announcement and tell them the WHOLE truth; not the half-truth we get from the CDC.

Lyme Disease is alive and well in all 50 states of the U.S. with more cases than we can fathom.  It’s just not being reported for southern states.

Read other articles here:

CBS News

FOX News



No Lyme in Arkansas?……Think again!

No Lyme in Arkansas?......Think again!

We are sharing a photo taken today of an 11 year old male with a definite bulls eye rash. The family lives in Southwest Arkansas.

Now, how can a state health department deny the existence of something as plain as this? They can say, “That’s not a bulls eye..”

The child was bitten by a tick and developed this ring at the site of the tick bite. I challenge anyone to take this posting and send it to the Arkansas State Health Department and ask them “Is there Lyme in Arkansas?”

They will vehemently deny it.