Sudden deaths of 3 young people attributed to Lyme disease, CDC says

December 13, 2013 1:38 PM

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Sudden deaths of 3 young people attributed to Lyme disease, CDC says

The sudden deaths of three young people in the Northeast have been attributed to complications of Lyme disease, Boston.com reported.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each of the fatalities resulted from undetected heart inflammation – also known as carditis – caused by the tick-borne illness. About 1 percent of Lyme disease sufferers develop carditis, which is typically treatable with antibiotic...

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