More than 3,500 people reported cases of Lyme disease in Florida in a single day, state health officials say
Posted May 06, 2019 11:57:47 More than 300 people in Florida reported being diagnosed with Lyme disease on Friday, state officials said.
The Broward County Health Department said people reported they were infected with the disease at home or in a vehicle or business.
In Broward, the most common form of the disease is a milder form called brucellosis.
It typically begins with a fever of 105.5 degrees.
The state’s largest city, Miami, had 1,814 cases, the health department said.
Florida had 2,664 cases of suspected Lyme disease last year, the department said, including 1,541 reported cases in Broward and Miami-Dade counties.
There were also 1,738 reported cases statewide.
The CDC says people should not get the infection from an infected person or animal, and if you do, seek medical attention immediately.