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Senate passes package to fight Lyme disease

May 22, 2020 by Abigail Bostwick

With averaging patients battling Lyme disease in the Midwest and especially Northern Wisconsin, the state Senate has passed a group of efforts aimed to reduce the disease’s and other tick-borne illnesses’ impact. 

The number of Lyme disease cases has more than doubled in the state in the last decade, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Wisconsin also had the fourth-highest number of cases among all 50 states in the nation during 2017. That total came in...

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