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Lyme Disease

Jason, Karen A., Karen K., Magda

Thomas Andrews

on 26 September 2013

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Transcript of Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease
Ixodes scapularis,
AKA the blacklegged tick,
AKA Deer Tick.
-also vector for Ehrliciosis,
Babesiosis and Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis
Connecticut Delaware
Maine Maryland
Massachusetts Minnesota
New Hampshire New Jersey
New York
Vermont Virginia
Quick Fact:
How is Lyme Disease diagnosed?

1. history of tick exposure
2. signs and symptoms of the illness
3. blood tests ELISA, IFA, Wes
tern immunoblot


Signs & Symptoms
of Lyme Disease:
70-80% of infected people develop a Rash within 3-30 days of getting bitten.
Early Signs:
within 3-30 days
muscle & joint
lymph nodes
Reducing exposure to ticks
is the best defense. -CDC
1. Avoid contact with ticks:
-avoid wooded or bushy areas
*especially April - September when ticks are most active
-walk in the center of paths
2. Use insect repellent with
20% DEET

3. Wear clothes treated
with Permethrin
4. Conduct full body searches
for ticks and immediately
remove them.
Thank you for watching!
-Jason, Karen A., Karen K., & Magda

Don't use:

heat,petroleum jelly, nail polish remover - you need to remove the tick
Myth Buster:
Learning Objectives
1. Understand Lyme Disease
2. Understand the signs & symptoms.
3. Understand treatment and prognosis.
4. List ways to prevent infection.
SEM of Ixodes scapularis (Scharf, 1994)

You should see your doctor if you experience any symptoms.

If you had symptoms, and they went away, you're not 'out of the woods' yet, you still need to see your doctor to confirm that you no longer have the disease.


Cases In 2011

Pennsylvania 4,739
Chester County 690

(Chester County Dept of Health)
Chester County 2010
Most Cases:
[55+ yrs] = 189
Highest incident rate: [Less than 15 yrs]= 172.9
(Per 100,000 people)

(PA Dept of Health)
Age Groups Affected
Late Stage Symptoms
According to Zerbe (2013), there are other more natural options to consider for curing or reducing the symptoms of Lyme disease ....
Green Tea

Zerbe (2013)


Zerbe, L. (2013). The top natural treatments for lyme disease. Retrieved from http://www.Rodale.com/lyme-disease-treatment

Chester County Department of Health. (n.d.). Lyme disease. Retrieved June 22, 2013, from http://chesco.org/index.aspx?NID=848

Pennsylvania Department of Health. (n.d.). Communicable diseases. Retrieved June 22, 2013, from http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=514&objID=590074&mode=2

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2013).Lyme Disease. Retrieved June 22, 2013 from http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/
These can occur a few months after being bitten.

Irregular Heartbeats
Facial Paralysis
Double Vision

if treated in early or late

Antibiotics = bacteria eliminated


patients may have persistent symptoms which are not cured by the treatment. Evidence suggests re-infection.

varying degrees of permanent damage to JOINTS or the NERVOUS SYSTEM can develop in patient with late Lyme disease -typically if disease unrecognized or inadequate treatment

20% get the "bull's-eye" rash
Holistic Healing
Holistic Healing Options:
Deer tick
Dog tick
The culprit:
The accomplice
Borrelia burgdorferi
-linked to non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
96% of cases in just 13 states!
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