Insect-borne Lyme disease cases up sharply in Butler County

June 28, 2014 7:24 PM

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Insect-borne Lyme disease cases up sharply in Butler County

Reported cases of Lyme disease have spiked in Butler County, jumping from zero in 2000 to 332 in 2013, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

The county leads Western Pennsylvania in reported cases of Lyme disease, which experts attribute to growing tick populations and rising awareness, according to the agency.

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