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Waupun boy's long road back from Lyme disease

Posted Friday, October 18, 2013 --- 7:52 a.m.

WAUPUN, Wis. (AP) -- A 10-year-old Waupun boy who slipped into a coma after contracting Lyme disease continues to work toward his goal of walking again.

The disease had Kaidon Shaw fighting for his life two months ago. Now, Kaidon's medical team and family are marking his progress along his road to recovery at Children's Hospital in Madison. The Reporter Media says they're hoping Kaidon will be discharged later this month.

The prevalence of the disease-carrying deer ticks appears to be increasing in Wisconsin. Results of a study released last month by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire shows 35 percent of about 340 deer ticks collected from 21 counties in Wisconsin from 2010 to 2013 tested positive for the disease. And, the number of positive ticks significantly increased each year of the study.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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