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How Big of an Issue is Lyme Disease Today on the AT

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Quote Originally Posted by Connie View Post
Really? I am a vet.

There is "no way" I could get the VA to hand out antibiotics, and my private MD would never do it either.

The fact is, hikers are atypical for the amount of exposure to ticks and thru-hikers more atypical.

I would say that increases your chance of getting an infected tick and that statistic would be more than a random chance of death by car accident, much more so, of injury by car accident, because of the sample size: nearly every adult drives a car but hikers are a smaller sample and hikers have more exposure than the general public.
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