Medical experts are calling it the biggest medical mystery of 2016.
This is not news, as this has been going on for a while, but it has become a new standard in medical science.
The mystery surrounding the number of new cases of Lyme disease has baffled researchers and medical professionals alike.
It’s a mystery that was only revealed recently after a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that analyzed the nation’s new cases.
The number of Lyme-related cases has grown from 2,700 in October 2015 to nearly 4,000 in June of this year, according to the CDC.
That’s a whopping increase in a very short period of time.
The numbers continue to rise.
As of June 1, there were over 3,400 new Lyme-associated cases in the U and its territories, according the CDC, a figure that has increased by more than 60 percent in a matter of months.
But that increase has not been limited to Lyme-infected Americans.
According to a new analysis of data from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), over 5,600 Lyme cases were reported to NCHS in July, up from 2 of 2,500 cases reported in May.
And the number continues to rise, with over 3.2 million Lyme cases reported to the NCHs between October 2015 and June 2016, a whopping 6.4 percent increase from the previous month.
While the increase in Lyme-causing Lyme disease cases may seem like a relatively small number compared to the overall Lyme outbreak, the rise in new cases has caused a lot of concern for health officials.
What does this mean for the public?
As the number and severity of Lyme infections increase, Lyme doctors are asking doctors to keep a close eye on their patients.
Many Lyme physicians will continue to prescribe antibiotics to help control Lyme-positive patients.
Some Lyme doctors may even recommend additional testing to help determine if they have Lyme disease, especially if their patients are more likely to have an active infection or if they live in a place with a high prevalence of Lyme.
But doctors should also be alert to possible complications from the illness.
Some complications include: Lyme infection can lead to infection with other diseases that can lead, in turn, to anemia, increased risk of developing heart problems, and other problems.
This can lead patients to become bedridden or to develop complications that are not caused by Lyme disease.