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Published On: Mon, Sep 2nd, 2013

Gretchen Carlson tweets about her Lyme disease

Fox & Friends host, Gretchen Carlson has self-disclosed why she hasn’t been at work recently.

According to a tweet by Carlson last week, the seven year veteran of the daily morning show she was out battling a case of Lyme disease.

“good morning everyone! good to be back. have had Lyme disease for the last 2 weeks. ugh. gc”

Gretchen carlson Lyme tweet

 

 

 

Carlson lives with her family in Greenwich, Connecticut, the same state where Lyme disease got it’s name in 1975.

Ms. Carlson’s infection comes at the same time the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released it’s preliminary estimates of the disease at 300,000 people annually.

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The new estimate suggests that the total number of people diagnosed with Lyme disease is roughly 10 times higher than the yearly reported number.

Gretchen Carlson joins other prominent famous people who have battled Lyme to include author Amy Tan, former President George W. Bush and singer Daryl Hall.

One Twitter follower did however question Carlson’s very short unusual battle with the disease asking, “How do you have Lyme disease for only 2 wks?”

Gretchen Carlson tweet

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- Writer, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch. Robert has been covering news in the areas of health, world news and politics for a variety of online news sources. He regularly writes about infectious disease news for Examiner.com and administers the Outbreak News section of The Global Dispatch.

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