Frequently, a Hoosier experiencing a confusing array of symptoms are told that he or she could not possibly have Lyme disease, because the illness “does not exist in Indiana.” And, because of this attitude toward the disease, patients may spend months or years searching for a diagnosis without success.
However, while this position on the disease may seem cruel at first glance, it actually comes from an honest place. Most healthcare professionals have only been exposed to the rather narrow CDC definition of and guidelines for Lyme disease – which state (among other things) that there are specific endemic areas for the disease. And, these areas have fairly strict geographical borders.
In the following pages, you will find compelling information that points to the presence of Lyme disease in Indiana.