Lyme Disease Awareness

“What is Lyme Disease?”

“Lyme Disease is a bacterial infection, most commonly contracted from a tick bite, that may initially cause a flu-like sickness.  Untreated, or inadequately treated, it may cause long term, persistent illness that can affect many systems of the body.  Other tick borne diseases are often contracted at the same time” (Fearn, et.al. 2009). Over 300,000 cases have been documented. Please become aware and learn more.

Lyme Disease information and resources:
http://www.lymedisease.org/lyme101/lyme_disease/lyme_symptoms.html

Lyme Disease Documentary: Under Our Skin
http://www.viewster.com/movie/1193-15367-000/under-our-skin

Current Article:
http://news.stanford.edu/news/2014/february/ticks-bay-area-021814.html

Pictures of Ticks in different stages.

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For more information, contact Lyme Disease Association at 
http://www.lymediseaseassociation.org/

Works Cited

Fearn, Douglas W. et.al. Lyme Disease and associated tick borne diseases.  LDASEPA. 2001-2009.