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CommonHealth: Why We're Losing To Lyme Disease

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A female, Amblyomma triste from a dorsal view, as it was climbing a blade of grass. (Christopher Paddock/CDC)
A female, Amblyomma triste from a dorsal view, as it was climbing a blade of grass. (Christopher Paddock/CDC)
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Lyme disease reports have more than doubled since 2005 but the disease remains drastically under-reported. While over 5,000 case of Lyme are reported in Massachusetts each year, there are probably more than 50,000 case a year.

With ticks predicted to be in particular abundance this year, CommonHealth explores the issue in a new series, "Losing to Lyme."

Guests

Carey Goldberg, host of WBUR's CommonHealth blog, which tweets @commonhealth.

Dr. David Scales, physician at Cambridge Health Alliance.

This segment aired on July 17, 2017.

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