Franklin County resident dies of rare Lyme carditis

Posted 6 months ago by Eileen Rodgers

AFranklin County resident has died of Lyme carditis, a rare complication of the tick-borne Lyme disease that affects the heart, the Centers for Disease Control has determined.

It’s the first reported death due to Lyme carditis in Vermont. The CDC reports that in the last 30 years there have only been nine cases of fatal Lyme carditis in the United States. Read More