It’s Spring – Time to Prevent Lyme Disease

Before gardening, camping, hiking, or just playing outdoors, make tick bite prevention part of your outdoor plans.

Lyme disease is the most commonly occurring vector-borne disease in the United States. An estimated 300,000 infections occur each year, of which only 30,000 are reported to CDC by state health departments.

The risk is greatest among those living in or visiting New England, the mid-Atlantic states, and the upper Midwest. A recent national survey found that nearly 20 percent of people in areas where Lyme disease is common were unaware of the danger. Fortunately, there are several tactics you and your family can use to prevent tick bites and reduce your risk of tickborne disease.

Please see the Centers for Disease Controls website for additional information.