Health Ministry warns public to avoid Lyme disease-ridden caves

Likely more than 6years ago I was advised by an Hadassa parasitologist that Lyne disease cab;t be contracted in Israel.
Now I came across the following warning [2017
Health Ministry warns public to avoid Lyme disease-ridden caves
https://www.timesofisrael.com/health-ministry-warns-public-to-avoid-lyme-disease-ridden-caves/#:~:text=Sue%20Surkes%20is%20The%20Times%20of%20Israel’s%20environment%20reporter.&text=The%20Health%20Ministry%20on%20Monday,Lyme%20disease%20in%20the%20area.