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Lymes Disease is on the Rise

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andrew

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Here is an informative article that everyone should read. Even if you have no ticks or lymes disease in your area, this is good information. Most of us do some moving around from one running area to another, sometimes a distance apart so this information may actually be applicable to your own situation and conditions.

It never hurts to be knowledgeable. What hurts is ignorance so do take some time and read this one.

https://www.npr.org/sections/health...-is-on-the-rise-again-heres-how-to-prevent-it
 
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andrew

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Don't freak out if the arachnid's been attached a few hours. In general, the CDC says, ticks need to be attached for 36 to 48 hours before they can transmit the bacteria that cause Lyme disease.
I don't know that this part of the article is accurate. I believe you can get infected when the tick is attached for less time. Some articles say 24 hours and some even say be aware that there is still a risk even if it is less time.
 
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andrew

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And those maps showing the spread of Lymes disease can be informative and interesting, but we had a man in Waco, TX who did no traveling who was bit by a tick and developed Lymes disease. So there are cases outside the hot spot zones.