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As Lyme Disease Awareness Month Kicks Off, Illinoisans Urged To 'Fight The Bite' That Sickens 500,000 Each Year

With weather warming up, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is urging the public to get educated about how to protect themselves from ticks and Lyme disease, an infection that sickens an estimated 500,000 people each year in the U.S., at the start of National Lyme Disease Awareness Month.

“Lyme disease is an infection that individuals can get from the bite of infected ticks – and it is the most common vector-borne illness in the United States with more than 500,000 people diagnosed and treated each year,” said IDPH Director Dr. Sameer Vohra. “With tick season beginning here in Ill...


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