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Article posted: 8/19/2013 9:20 PM

New Lyme disease estimate: 300,000 cases a year

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A deer tick is seen under a microscope in the entomology lab at the University of Rhode Island in South Kingstown, R.I.

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Lyme disease is about 10 times more common than previously reported, health officials said Monday. As many as 300,000 Americans are actually diagnosed with Lyme disease each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced.
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