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Delaware Leads Nation in Lyme Disease Incidents
Delaware leads the nation in the number of confirmed cases of Lyme coming in at 84 for every 100-thousand residents.
Last year there were 669 confirmed cases which was a drop of around 200 from 2011. Read more:
Delaware, Vermont have highest Lyme disease rates
WILMINGTON, Del. — As hunters head into the woods this fall, those in Delaware and Vermont may have to be more aware than others: The states have the highest rate of Lyme disease infection in the nation.
Infected ticks, which draw most of the nastiness from infected mice and deer, transmit the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. Untreated, the disease can cause problems in joints, the heart and the nervous system.