Deer Tick

A tick-borne disease is much more common than previously thought, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

FOX News Radio's Lisa Brady reports:

The CDC suspected it wasn't getting an accurate count of Lyme disease cases, and it was right.

A new estimate finds, the illness is about ten times more common than previously reported, as many as 300,000 people diagnosed every year. Based on figures from national labs, insurance companies and patient surveys.

People get Lyme disease from the bite of an infected deer tick, and it's a bacteria, so patients can recover with antibiotics. But without treatment, Lyme disease can cause serious problems, including arthritis or neurological issues.

Lisa Brady, FOX News Radio.