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Posted by CaliforniaLyme (Member # 7136) on :
Thank you to Phyllis Mervine*)!)*!
Posted by 5dana8 (Member # 7935) on :
Great map Sarah!

Thanks for posting [Smile]
Posted by DW213 (Member # 9590) on :
Notice the absence of any white (no cases) on the map!

It is also interesting to me that Rhode Island (where I live) has a much lower incidence than CT or Mass. Those ticks really respect the state borders apparently!

I would like to see what the map would look like if the true number of cases were reported.

Thanks for posting this!
Posted by Greatcod (Member # 7002) on :
Looks like pretty much everywhere in the US>
Good stuff.
Posted by radfaraf (Member # 11909) on :
You have to take in account populations too, the more people in the state the more people will get it. Here are their populations:

CT: 3,504,809 in 2006
Mass: 6,437,193 in 2006
RI: 1,067,610 in 2006

It is scary to see that if you compare the CT Population to confirmed cases between that 16 year period it ends up being about 1% of the population. That is 1% even with all the nonsense of people not properly being diagnosed going on.

Do the same math for all of USA and assume that the cases are underreported by a factor of 10 like the map says and that means 1% of the whole country has it.

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