NEARLY 300,000 CASES OF LYME DISEASE DIAGNOSED PER YEARThe disease is most commonly seen in rural areas of the Northeast from Virginia to Maine, northern California, and the northern Midwest but can occur almost any where in the US and Canada. About 80% of cases occur in May through July, but can occur in any season except winter.
Your local health department can tell you if you live in an area where Lyme disease precautions are indicated.
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-Chief of Epidemiology and Surveillance for CDC's Lyme disease program, August 2013