The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease in the US every year. That’s 1.5 times the number of women diagnosed with breast cancer, and six times the number of people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS each year in the US. However, because diagnosing Lyme Disease can be difficult, many people who actually have Lyme go undiagnosed or worse stll, may be misdiagnosed with other diseases. Many experts believe the true number of cases may be 30X's higher than reported.
Lyme disease affects people of all ages.