300,000 cases a year

August 20, 2013 5:16 AM

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300,000 cases a year

ATLANTA — Lyme disease is about 10 times more common than previously reported, health officials said Monday.

Usually, only 20,000 to 30,000 illnesses are reported each year. For many years, CDC officials have known that many doctors don't report every case and that the true count was probably much higher.

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