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Putting Tick-Borne Illness on the Map: An Interactive Map for Plotting Cases of Lyme

From Discover magazine.

Earlier this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that Lyme disease is 10 times more prevalent than previously reported, with some 300,000 sufferers across the U.S. As a result, more true Lyme cases should be recognized in the Northeast, Midwest and West. But much of the United States, including the Southeast, has been left out of the equation despite emerging evidence that Lyme or a Lyme-like infection may be present there as well.

Plot where you think you encountered an infected tick and in 100 words or less, tell us about your experience (or your pet’s experience) with tick-borne illness, including any diagnosis, symptoms and what kind of tick it was. For the full story on Lyme and Lyme-like infection in the U.S., visit DiscoverMagazine.com/Lyme

Go to the interactive map here:  > Tell Us Your Story*

*Stories will appear a day or two after posting and are subject to editing. We reserve the right to use your comments in related stories.