Pennsylvania reports most cases of Lyme Disease in USA

Last year, there were at least 7,000 cases of Lyme Disease reported in the state of Pennsylvania. In one study last year, the reported number of cases of this infection in one county, Allegheny County, was less than 12, but a special investigation revealed that the actual number was 822 cases.

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Advice For Travellers

The ticks that carry Lyme Disease are common in the northeastern states in the USA. Travellers in areas where Lyme disease occurs can reduce their risk of exposure to this disease by avoiding tick bites, whenever possible, especially when hiking or camping in fields and forests. Examining the skin daily for ticks and prompt removal of an attached tick will help to reduce the risk of infection.