New Vt. law aims to aid in treatment of Lyme disease as cases soar

July 13, 2014 3:17 AM

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MONTPELIER, Vt. — The Vermont Department of Health is advising residents who spend time outdoors to do daily tick checks this summer, a year after the number of confirmed cases of Lyme disease in the state peaked.

In 2013, the state confirmed 674 cases of the disease, a big increase over 2012, with 386 cases, and 2011, with 476 cases.

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