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Fewer cases of Lyme disease in Maine in 2018
11/15/2018 12:00:00 AM

Plants & Wildlife
Society & Public Health
Androscoggin County, ME
Aroostook County, ME
Cumberland County, ME
Franklin County, ME
Hancock County, ME
Kennebec County, ME
Knox County, ME
Lincoln County, ME
Oxford County, ME
Penobscot County, ME
Piscataquis County, ME
Sagadahoc County, ME
Somerset County, ME
Waldo County, ME
Washington County, ME
York County, ME

Start Date: 6/1/2018 - End Date: 11/12/2018
There were fewer cases of Lyme disease in Maine over the summer, thought to be related to hot, dry weather. Through Nov. 12, there were just 1,069 cases of the disease, compared to 1,852 for all of 2017. Far fewer ticks were found in field surveys in 2018. Bangor Daily News (Maine), Nov. 14, 2018