Lyme disease likely under-reported in Kentucky


Two years ago, Mike Gatton played softball, took care of his 16-acre farm outside Jeffersontown and still had plenty of energy to preach a sermon every Sunday at Hurstbourne Christian Church, where he is pastor.

Gatton, 64, had rarely been sick. “I never took a Tylenol a day in my life,” he said.

But a tick the size of a tiny freckle changed all that — leaving him with Lyme disease and joint pain that grew so crippling he could no longer stand at the pulpit.

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