One of the things about living in an endemic state with Lyme cases all around is losing perspective that once upon a time we didn’t have a lot of Lyme.
Look at the 2001 chart of Lyme cases:
You see a smattering of Lyme along the southern border. Now look at 2012:
If there’s one thing this points to, it’s that we aren’t winning any battles with Lyme. I would love to see a consensus statement (long overdue) about Lyme treatment from within the two camps (chronic Lyme/no chronic Lyme).