PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's number of Lyme disease cases will exceed 1,000 for the fourth straight year.
The Portland Press Herald reports the Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention reported 1,231 Lyme infections through November this year. That figure is on track to be the second-highest on record.
State data show the state has exceeded 1,000 cases every year since 2011 and set a record of 1,377 cases in 2013. That figure is more than five times the number reported a decade ago according to the Maine CDC.