Sport: Diagnosing Lyme's Malady

In the middle of the night, a Connecticut housewife, 36, awakes with shaking chills, fever and a splitting headache. Some weeks later, she is so crippled by severe pains in her back, knees and shoulders that she cannot walk without crutches. About the same time, a neighbor's son, 6, develops several large reddish rings on his skin. His temperature rises, and within days a swelling in the boy's left knee leaves him virtually immobilized. A short distance away, a robust man, 26, suddenly finds himself battling a nagging sore throat, a stiff neck...

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