Issues Of The Environment: Lyme Disease Infections Rising In Washtenaw County
There is no record of anyone becoming infected with Lyme Disease while in Washtenaw County. Still, the number of county residents diagnosed with the ailment is on the rise.
In this week's edition of 'Issues of the Environment' , Washtenaw County Public Health Epidemiologist Laura Bauman provides discusses a myriad of issues regarding Lyme Disease.
- The number of Lyme diseasecases in Washtenaw County has nearly doubled from a peak of 8 in 2004 to 13 in 2013.
- Thus far there is no evidence that transmission of Lyme disease has occurred in Washtenaw County, meaning residents are contracting the disease while they are visiting other areas, particularly the Lake Michigan shoreline.