Her symptoms became increasingly severe and eventually Hanna was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2010.
What is for certain is that Lyme disease activists are a passionate bunch.
Young says vertigo and Lyme disease have kept her seriously ill for years.
Romney has been taking shots for the ultimate microtargeting—fliers aimed at Lyme disease sufferers in Virginia.
In almost none of these circumstances does Lyme disease seem likely, but everyone wants testing done anyhow.
However, the story of how Lyme disease first came to be understood offers clues to why the controversy persists.
Lyme disease n.
An inflammatory disease caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi transmitted by ticks and characterized initially by a rash followed by flulike symptoms including fever, joint pain, and headache; if untreated, it can result in chronic arthritis and nerve and heart dysfunction.
|Lyme disease |
A disease caused by the bacterial spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi, transmitted by deer ticks and characterized initially by a bull's-eye-shaped rash followed by flu-like symptoms such as fever, joint pain, and headache. If untreated, it can result in chronic arthritis and neurologic or cardiac dysfunction. It is named after Lyme, Connecticut, where it was first reported.