Boston.com recently published an article about the increase of inland Lyme disease cases in Massachusetts. Click the direct link below to read the article. Check out the interesting discussion going on in the comment section.
From the article: "Lyme disease, the tick-borne ailment once primarily a scourge of the Cape and Islands, is now rampant in swaths of Massachusetts where locally acquired cases were rare a decade ago. In Middlesex, Norfolk, and Worcester counties, the number of patients diagnosed with the bacterial disease surged more than fourfold between 2000 and 2009, according to figures the state Department of Public Health provided to the Globe".