From 2002 – 2011 there have been over 900 reported California Lyme Disease cases. Much more cases exist due to underreporting and misdiagnosis
Half of patients are diagnosed incorrectly, having a median of more than four years before being properly diagnosed. The lyme disease cases has progressed and now the patients are chronically ill
California Lyme disease cases have been discovered in all but two district of the city . And unfortunately, in all all of Califonia, not much research is being done to find out how pervasive the Borrelia burgdorferi infection has spread in the tick population.
You might already have Lyme disease. The symptoms of this disease are fatigue (mild to severe), fever, cognitive disorders, insomnia, fibromyalgia syndrome, multiple sclerosis, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, joint inflammation, severe joint pain or other autoimmune illness and many other symptoms. If you or someone in your family has been diagnosed with Lyme disease, please join the Online California Lyme Disease Support and Information group at www.health.groups.yahoo.com
Western black legged ticks on a finger (Western blacklegged). From Left to Right (nymph, adult male, adult female). By Health Services of California Department