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Lyme disease costs EUR 20 million annually

The societal costs of Lyme disease have been determined for the Netherlands for the first time. The disease appears to cost nearly EUR 20 million each year. Serious infections and persistent symptoms after treatment of Lyme are responsible for the largest share of these costs. Other costs were caused by tick bites and mild infections. These estimates can be used in the Netherlands and in other countries where the disease is endemic for cost-effectiveness evaluations of preventive measures for tick bites and Lyme disease.

25 April 2017
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