CDC: Lyme Disease 10x more common than previously reported

6:31 PM, Aug 27, 2013   |    comments
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Recently, the CDC released a report saying Lyme Disease is about 10-times more common than previously reported.

Health officials say as many as 300,000 Americans are actually diagnosed with Lyme Disease each year. Previously, the CDC said that number ranged from 20,000 to 30,000. Health officials said doctors don't always report every case, and the true count was much higher.

According to the Knox County Health Department, there have been just six reported cases of the disease in Knox County from 2007 to 2012.

Director of the Knox County Health Department, Dr. Martha Buchanan and co-directors of a Lyme Disease support network, Connie Dickey and Jenny Clark, joined us with more on the disease and the CDC report. You can watch that entire conversation in the video above.

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