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Why We Should Care


CDC estimates that approximately 476,000 Americans are diagnosed and treated for Lyme disease each year, but less than a tenth of these cases are officially reported.


Lyme disease cases are increasing, and positive tests have been observed in all 50 US states. But Lyme disease is not just a US problem. Lyme and other tickborne diseases are found worldwide, including Canada and parts of Europe, Asia, and Africa.

$1.3 billion

Patients diagnosed with Lyme disease on average have nearly $3,000 higher annual health care costs, which adds up to a $712 million – $1.3 billion burden on the US health care system each year.


Lyme disease is a major, global vector-borne disease, but research for improved prevention, diagnosis and treatment lags other diseases. Federal funding per new reported case of Lyme disease ($1,070) is a fraction of that for HIV/AIDS ($97,648) and hepatitis C ($47,522).

What’s going on where I live?

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