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Lyme Disease Challenge Continues

The Take a Bite Out of Lyme Disease Challenge kicked off in March and continues in its effort to raise awareness and funding for improved Lyme disease diagnosis and treatment.

There are three steps to the Lyme disease challenge; follow the three steps and then donate $10. Those that prefer not to take the “bite” are encouraged to donate $100 instead. For the first step, bite a lime and take a photo or a short video of the act with your sourpuss face. Secondly, share one brief fact about Lyme disease, such as the facts provided below. You can say them in your video, write them on your photo or include them in your post. Then challenge three other people to take a bite by mentioning them in your video or tagging them in your post’s photo. Lastly, post the photo/video to your favorite social media outlets and tag your video or photo with #LymeDiseaseChallenge. You can check back to watch the challenge live at

One fact is that more than 63 percent of patients treated for Lyme disease continue to suffer symptoms that can be debilitating. Studies also show that standard laboratory tests recommended by the CDC to diagnose Lyme disease miss approximately half of actual cases, leading to misdiagnosis and an infection that is more difficult to treat.

All donations are accepted at by International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society’s (ILADS) nonprofit educational fund.

For more facts about Lyme disease and information on the challenge, visit

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