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Transcript of Lyme Disease
AKA the blacklegged tick,
AKA Deer Tick.
-also vector for Ehrliciosis,
Babesiosis and Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis
New Hampshire New Jersey
How is Lyme Disease diagnosed?
1. history of tick exposure
2. signs and symptoms of the illness
3. blood tests ELISA, IFA, Wes
Signs & Symptoms
of Lyme Disease:
70-80% of infected people develop a Rash within 3-30 days of getting bitten.
within 3-30 days
muscle & joint
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
3. Wear clothes treated
4. Conduct full body searches
for ticks and immediately
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-Jason, Karen A., Karen K., & Magda
heat,petroleum jelly, nail polish remover - you need to remove the tick
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
Chester County 690
(Chester County Dept of Health)
Chester County 2010
[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 ....
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.
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 Options:
-linked to non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
96% of cases in just 13 states!