Lyme Disease Tick Control

Part 5 of Lyme Disease. Landscaping to create Tick-Safe Zones “Tick-Safe Landscaping” techniques should be considered for homes, parks, fields, and recreational areas. Ixodes ticks need the higher humidity levels of the woodland to survive; they die quickly in drier environments. Increasing exposure to sun and air by removing leaf litter and clearing tall grass […]

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Lyme Disease Treatment and Prognosis

Part 4 of Lyme Disease. Several antibiotics are effective for treating Lyme disease. These are usually given by mouth but may be given intravenously in more severe cases. Patients treated with antibiotics in the early stages of the infection usually recover rapidly and completely. Most patients who are treated in later stages of the disease […]

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Signs and symptoms of Lyme disease

Part 3 of Lyme Disease. Early Lyme Disease: The early stage of Lyme disease is usually marked by one or more of the following signs and symptoms: a characteristic skin rash, called erythema migrans fatigue chills and fever headache muscle and joint pain swollen lymph nodes Erythema migrans is a red circular patch that appears […]

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Life cycle of Lyme disease ticks

Part 2 of Lyme Disease. Knowing the complex life cycle of the ticks that transmit Lyme disease bacteria can help in understanding the risk of getting the disease and how to prevent it. The complete life cycle of Ixodes ticks requires 2 years. Tick eggs are laid in the spring, and hatch as larvae in […]

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Introduction to Lyme Disease

Part 1 of Lyme Disease. Lyme disease was first recognized in the United States in 1975, after an unusual outbreak of arthritis near Lyme, Connecticut. Since then, reports of Lyme disease have increased dramatically, and the disease has become an important public health problem in some areas of the United States. In 2005, 23,305 cases […]

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