Hi. Here’s an article from Discover Magazine talking about the presence and political turmoil about Lyme Disease down south. You can see in the article that the Lone Star Tick was tested positive for various species of Borrelia, but there is still a debate if Lyme Disease exists down there. It’s really difficult to treat a problem that you can’t agree exists. If you treat Borrelia acutely the treatment tends to go much better!