Lyme Disease

Brandon Jutras

With temperatures in the U.S. on an upward trend, so is Lyme Disease. The ticks that carry it thrive in warm, wet environments and it’s expected that some 300,000 people will contract the disease this year.

Now, new research out of Virginia Tech is showing promise for better diagnosis and treatment.

Centers for Disease Control

Last year, more than 1,300 Lyme disease cases were reported to the state’s Department of Health – making it the second-most prevalent communicable disease in Virginia.  State health officials say those Lyme disease numbers could continue to rise.