Lyme disease is on the rise in rural America

The CDC is warning rural America of an uptick in Lyme disease.

Over the last 15 years, the CDC found Lyme disease and other tickborne illnesses have climbed by 357% in rural areas. While urban areas only saw a 65% increase.

Ticks are the leading transmitter of pathogens from animals to humans. Among a list of symptoms are headache and fatigue and over time could impact the joints, nervous system and heart. Early treatment could be essential, so see your doctor if you think you have contracted Lyme disease.

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