It’s a common fact that there are many people who are suffering with Lyme disease that don’t even know they have it. Symptoms often imitate a common infection, resulting in those who are infected, not receiving the correct treatment.
Little tick, big problems: How to avoid Lyme disease
A tiny deer tick can do a lot of damage — with just one bite, it can transmit Lyme disease. Not all ticks are carriers, but enough are to result in roughly 30,000 reported infections each year in the United States.
That’s the scary thought, that we may not be properly diagnosed and treated for the disease, which could lead to possible problems later on in life. Therefore, the best method of treatment is prevention. Take a preventative measure such as a barrier spray and you can rest safe in the knowledge that nothing Lyme related will raise its head in the future, as those little tick pests will keep their distance.
Here’s an informative video to help you recognize the systems if you’ve been too late to invest in some tick control.
Lyme Disease Introduction
Lyme disease was first recognized in the United States in 1975 by Dr. Allen Steere, following a mysterious outbreak of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis near the community of Lyme, Connecticut.
You can see by the chart, just how big a problem this disease is. So if you are thinking about taking preventative measures, then stop thinking and do it. Protect your family from an illness that may come back to bite them, from a bite they may have had some time ago.