Beyond the Headlines: Lyme Disease

Original Air Date: August 3, 2014
Re-aired: March 15, 2015
Lyme Disease
Hosted by ABC7's Cheryl Jennings

Each Beyond the Headlines show focuses on a different topic affecting the people who make up the fabric of the Bay Area. What do you know about the disease that you could get from a tick bite? It's called Lyme Disease.

At first, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control only reported about 30,000 cases a year. But, new studies reveal the numbers could be far higher... as many as 300,000 a year. Now, the CDC estimates that number could be as high as a million cases a year!

Studio Guests

Amy Tan
Award-winning Author


Raphael Stricker, MD
Lyme Disease Expert
Union Square Medical Experts



Kate Steele
Mother of 2
A Journey of Faith and Healing

Ari Steele-Baker
College Student
A Journey of Faith and Healing


Other resources:

Lyme Disease Association

International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society

Lyme Light Foundation