Lyme Disease has become a scourge of the mid-Atlantic, Northeast and North-central United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 64, 382 cases of Lyme disease were reported during the 2003-2005. In the worst hit states, rates of infection increased in each of these years, from 29.2 cases per 100,000 of population in 2003, to 31.6 cases per 100,000 in 2005. There are now 20,000 new cases reported each year. The disease (first identified in Lyme, Connecticut) is caused by a bacteria that is transmitted from deer to humans via a tick bite.