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Where is Lyme disease found and who should be most cautious of it?

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First identified in a group of children in Lyme, Connecticut, Lyme disease has now been found in nearly all states and 22 other countries. However, more than 95% percent of cases have been reported in these 14 states:

Because the symptoms are random and vague (aside from a bull's-eye rash), Lyme disease can be hard to diagnose. For this reason, people living in high-risk areas should be aware of Lyme disease.

  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 8, 2018

SOURCE: 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 8, 2018

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