While out on a social distancing walk, or gardening, please be aware of Lyme disease.
- Lyme disease is a worldwide tick-borne epidemic.
- There are over 300,000 new cases each year in the US alone.
- This multi-system bacterial infection is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected deer tick.
- Every age is at risk for contracting Lyme disease and tick-borne illness.
- Early diagnosis enables early treatment and the best prognosis.
- Delayed treatment is associated with more persistent symptoms that can be debilitating.
Prevention is Key
Daily Practices Matter
- Wash your hands often to help avoid COVID-19.
- Do daily tick-checks to avoid Lyme disease.
- Enjoy the outdoors safely by using preventative measures to minimize your Lyme disease and tick-borne disease risk.
If you have a suspicious expanding red circular rash and/or flu-like symptoms such as fever, achiness, extreme fatigue, severe headache or neckache, this could be acute Lyme disease. Please seek medical care immediately.