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There’s Still So Much To Learn About Lyme

While we may know the basics with it comes to Lyme disease, there are lots of new findings that are coming to light even to those who are working closely and researching the tick borne virus. The following article shares a few things reporter David Scales discovered recently…

7 Things I Learned While Reporting On Lyme And Other Tick-Borne Diseases

I’ve spent a lot of time in recent months reporting on Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, talking with experts and public health professionals, and listening to more lectures about ticks than anyone who isn’t an entomologist should.

I thought I had learned a lot about Lyme and tick-borne diseases in medical school, but we really only scratched the surface. So here are seven big things I learned while reporting….

If we take a look at number 3,  “Scientists’ biggest hope is that groups of people will come together to get involved and commit to doing something.” tick control there is something we can all be doing and that’s to take responsibility for in our own back yards.

Make your yard as “tick unfriendly” as possible. It’s worth the little time and effort that it requires.

The peril of chronic Lyme disease

Nev Zubcevik is a rare doctor: She runs a clinic that treats late-stage Lyme disease. It has 100 patients waiting to get in and no openings until March of 2018.

“Between yesterday and today,” she told me recently, “I got six texts about children who are in need of immediate attention.”

It seems there is not enough medical support to go around the number of reported cases of Lyme disease. So right now, all we can do, is our very best to make sure we don’t come into contact with ticks!

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