When it comes to Lyme disease, it’s important that detecting whether you have been infected is discovered as soon as possible. That’s why if you discover a tick on your body, it’s worth having one of these tests available to establish whether the critter in question is a carrier. Here’s an article with more information.
East Stroudsburg University and EPA Enterprises, Inc. introduced a solution that will help make the detection of Lyme disease easier — and faster — for people and their pets. The Cutter Lyme Disease Tick Test will provide individuals who find a tick on themselves or their animals with a DNA test that is proven to be 99.9 percent accurate in determining if it is a carrier of Lyme disease.
The kit includes a ‘tick remover’ but do you know how to remove a tick safely and why it is important to do so?
If you’ve been bitten by a tick then you want to keep a close eye on the area that you have been bitten and be aware of any symptoms that could be a cause of concern.
One of the first signs of an infected tick bite is a rash, which looks like a bull’s eye on a dart board. Other early symptoms include aching joints and muscles, plus a stiff neck and fever. Symptoms are thought to begin showing at around 30 days after a person has been bitten. If the condition is left untreated, symptoms can progress to numbness of the limbs and temporary paralysis of your facial muscles.
Remember… ticks don’t just transmit Lyme disease there are other harmless tick borne illnesses that they can pass on to us too. So be aware! When you venture outside, check your body thoroughly, take action if you find a tick about your person and seek medical advice with any concerns.
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