With a rare, exotic breed of tick that has been sweeping New Jersey, cases of Lyme Disease in our state have reached the highest it's been since 2000 with a record of over 5,000 cases.

Luckily, South Jersey isn't nearly as affected as the rest of the state, considering the highest input record for our area reaches 515 for 2017. The rank for our area, of all 21 counties in NJ, includes:

21. Cape May County
19. Salem County
18. Camden County
16. Cumberland County
15. Gloucester County
14. Atlantic County

For the number of cases in each county to date, check out the NJ Lyme Disease stats here.

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