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Number of Lyme Disease Cases in the US in 2008

How many Lyme disease cases occurred in the US in 2008?

35,198.

According to data gathered by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), in 2008 there was a total of 35,198 cases of Lyme disease in the US ‘“ 28,921 confirmed and 6,277 probable cases. New York, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, respectively, presented the highest number of cases. In the US, Lyme disease has an overall incidence rate of 9.4 cases per 100,000 people.

This fact is verified on : June 12, 2010.





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