LYME DISEASE: TICK, TICK, TICK...

IT'S PRIME TIME FOR LYME DISEASE. PULL UP YOUR SOCKS AND FOLLOW THE CONTROVERSY

Joseph Dipaoma, 58, of Bedford, N.Y., never saw the pinhead-size tick that bit him. But there was no mistaking the angry red rash that blossomed on his forearm. He had Lyme disease, which three weeks on antibiotics quickly cured. Still, five years later, he sometimes wonders if the infection is really gone. "I get a lot of aches and pains," says the part-time delicatessen worker. "In the back of my mind, there's this question: Could it be a residue of the Lyme? Or have I been standing behind the counter too long?"

Twenty years after the first cases of Lyme disease...

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