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MAY IS LYME DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH!

Are you sick with Lyme disease - or Corona?

By: Rika Keck

Good day to you, 

Spring is here, however the beauty of nature has not been as appreciated as we are grappling with our new reality, wherever it may be.

This in the country, however are enjoying the extra time in nature, hiking trails or grassy fields and forest trails. Yet, it is here that ticks also hang out and look for their next host – or meal.

In this time of the Corona virus, and Covid-19, it is important to be aware that Lyme disease symptoms and Corona virus symptoms can appear similar. Less than 50% of individuals who get sick with Lyme disease ever see a tick, or get a rash.

Protect yourself and dress accordingly – and check for ticks.

With the Corona virus, many test positive but did not have symptoms, and many have symptoms but no access to testing. As such be aware of the following symptoms as they can be Lyme or a Corona virus infection:

  1. Fatigue
  2. Sore Throat
  3. Fever
  4. Headache
  5. Achy joints, sore muscles
  6. GI upset
  7. Sweats
  8. Shortness of breath
  9. Dizzyness, confusion

So be aware of the above when you are out in nature. Use prevention to ward off ticks , and mosquitoes too. Check for ticks on a regular basis, and your pets too.

Stay safe out there, ticks do not practice social isolation! 

If you wish to host a LYME DISEASE PREVENTION seminar via ZOOM,  please contact me. 

Be well, Rika

GLOBAL LYME ALLIANCE AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
ILADS MEMBER

 


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