Origin of Lyme diseaseafter Lyme, Conn., town where it first was identified (1975)
Lyme diseaseLyme disease
Origin of Lyme diseaseAfter Lyme and Old Lyme , towns in southeast Connecticut where the diagnosis of an unusually high number of juvenile arthritis cases in 1975 led to the identification of the disease
(plural Lyme diseases)
Named after the town of Lyme, Connecticut, USA, where a number of cases were identified in 1975.