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Soldier dismissed from active duty after failing Lyme disease treatment

A 21-year-old soldier was dismissed from active duty after failing treatment for multiple illnesses including Lyme disease.

Are military family members at risk for Lyme disease?

It is often suggested that military service members are at an increased risk for contracting Lyme disease, given that they frequently work outdoors in tick-habitats, surrounded by tall grass, brush, weeds and leaf litter. But what about their family members? Are they safer?