A Look At Lyme Disease

Lyme DiseaseRisk Is High In Pennsylvania

A recent study conducted by the Department of Environmental Protection found that the risk for Lyme disease is high in all 67 counties in Pennsylvania. This high risk is brought by the blacklegged tick—or deer tick—which was found in each county for the first time. This risk is not entirely new, though; Pennsylvania has reported the most cases of Lyme disease of any state in the country for the last five years.

These ticks carry and disseminate the organisms that are responsible for Lyme disease, which causes fatigue, headache, muscle aches, joint pain, and fever.

The best thing you and your loved ones can do to avoid this disease is check for ticks after spending time outdoors and shower within two hours of returning inside. If you have been bitten by a tick and are experiencing any of the above symptoms, seek medical treatment as this can help you avoid late-stage complications. A little extra care to avoid ticks when heading outdoors can serve you well this summer.

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