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Month: July 2020

COVID-19 Shares Symptoms With Lyme Disease – NBC Connecticut

COVID-19 Shares Symptoms With Lyme Disease – NBC Connecticut

With warmer weather and families feeling cooped up, many are choosing to spend their time this summer outside. While being outdoors lessens the COVID-19 spread, it increases your chances of running into another disease. “Because the focus is so much on COVID maybe we don’t think about Lyme Disease as much, and I think that you’re going to see a huge increase in Lyme Disease cases,” said Dr. Eva Sapi, a University of New Haven biology professor and director of the Lyme Disease Research Program. The CDC estimates there are more than 300,000 cases of the tickborne illness in the US every year with many of those cases in Connecticut. “Let’s say if a family member comes down with symptoms, the question is, ‘Do I have COVID? Do I have Lyme Disease?’ Unfortunately, the symptoms are so overlappin...