December 13, 2013 / Vol. 62 / No. 49
Three Sudden Cardiac Deaths Associated with Lyme Carditis — United States, November 2012–July 2013
During November 2012–July 2013, one woman and two men (ranging in age from 26 to 38 years) from high-incidence Lyme disease states experienced sudden cardiac death and, on postmortem examination, were found to have evidence of Lyme carditis. The three deaths were investigated by the Connecticut Department of Public Health, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, New Hampshire Department of Public Health, New York State Department of Health, and CDC. This report summarizes the investigation.