Odds are good, at this rate, that you WILL become infected with Lyme at some point in your life.
Below is a graphic that shows the spread of Lyme according to the CDC which makes it look, well not SO bad…
These are the REPORTED cases of confirmed Lyme. In 2013, the CDC acknowledged that there have likely been 10 times the number of infections but are misdiagnosed which means not 30,000 infections, but 300,000 people infected EACH YEAR.
So, imagine the graphic above with 10 TIMES the growth. Almost the entire US would be covered in blue. If you are not treated within the first two weeks with antibiotics, this will be a life-long battle for you.
This is staggering and looks like this on a chart:
Also, this shows only infections from tick bite. Lyme is sexually transmitted! If you are infected and don’t know it, you could be infecting MANY other people or even your significant other. It is passed congenitally. If you have Lyme and have children, they are likely to get it too. My son has congenital Lyme-induced autism. My husband got his infection from me. My daughter was bit 5 years after I was in the same forest in San Francisco where doctors assured me there was no Lyme.
Consider this: there is no screening for Lyme when blood is donated. Nor is any Lyme testing done on donated blood. How many people have donated blood while
The opportunity for you to become infected with Lyme disease is HIGHLY likely at some point in your life.