Taking precautions to avoid Lyme disease and other problems with ticks |  Park Rapids Enterprise

Avoid Lyme Infested Ticks

With summer quickly approaching, the outdoor lover shivers at the thought of getting bit by a Lyme infested tick. Knowing what Lyme disease is can give you power as you keep your family safe and disease-free this summer.

Caused by Borrelia Burgdorferi, Lyme disease is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected ticks. The early signs of Lyme disease are fever, fatigue, headache and a skin rash called erythema migrans. It is diagnosed based on physical findings (like a rash) and also based on the knowledge of if the infected person was in an area that would expose them to a tick bite.

Lyme disease can be successfully treated if antibiotic are prescribed within a few weeks of infection, however, it can also have long term effects on many areas of a person’s life. If you think you may have been the victim of a tick bite, make sure to visit your doctor to have them determine if you may have been a victim of a Lyme-infested tick.

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