We’ve all heard about Lyme disease: that it's spreading throughout New England, that it can be tricky to diagnose and that it can wreak havoc on patients’ lives.
But clear, reliable information — on the disease’s prevalence, how to avoid getting it, how most doctors now believe it should be treated and what to do if you fear you’ve been exposed — can be hard to come by.
All this week, WBUR is featuring a series of stories about Lyme disease in New England.
WBUR's Beenish Ahmed went down the Cape to explore. Read her full report here.
This segment aired on June 27, 2012.