Northern Michigan health department reports ‘significant increase’ in Lyme disease cases

BENZIE COUNTY, MI – A Northern Michigan health department is reporting a “significant increase” in Lyme disease cases this summer.

The Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department has 12 reported cases of the disease since June 1. Lyme Disease is caused by bacterium transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged (deer) ticks.  (See link for article)



Please know that cases are wildly underreported due to poor testing which misses over half of all cases.

And, this only includes Lyme which is only the tip of the spear.  Ticks carry far more than just Lyme and often transmit numerous things simultaneously.