Preventing Lyme disease and tick bites: tips from the CDC

Preventing Lyme disease and tick bites: tips from the CDC

The Powassan virus, though rare, is potentially more serious than Lyme disease. What's more, about half of survivors continue to have persistent neurological symptoms, such as recurrent headache, muscle wasting, and memory problems.

Summer is almost here, and it's bringing fears of a rare tick-borne disease called Powassan.

The Center of Disease Control and Prevention has reported 75 instances of this disease.

Individuals who live in high-risk areas should also be alert for an unexpected summer fever or odd rash, as these may be the first signs of Lyme disease.

"I started with high fevers, joint pains, disgusting headaches, losing my memory, I actually started to lose my vision - it goes on and on", he said.

Adams County Health Department Communicable Disease Coordinator Jon Campos recommended that if you go into wooded areas you should wear light clothing that covers your arms and legs and always check yourself and children for ticks after being outdoors.

The CDC reports that NY state had 3,252 cases of reported Lyme disease in 2015 - that's one of the highest of any state in the country.

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Here's more information on the condition to help you be aware of how to prevent and treat it as we head into the warmer months.

Tick season is here in northern MI, and with it comes a higher risk of contracting Lyme disease.

Experts say in most cases, the standard for care is 28 days of treatment that's covered by insurance, after that, patients are on their own.

"A kid came down with an unspecified encephalitis", or brain inflammation, Lyons explained.

To avoid tick bites, people need to protect themselves by wearing insect repellant; inspecting clothing and skin after walking or swimming outside; wearing long trousers long-sleeved shirts; showering within an hour of being outdoors, and placing clothing in the dryer to kill any remaining insects. Now that the deer tick is a carrier, the threat to humans has skyrocketed.

Only a couple of cases were seen each year from the 1950s to the early 2000s, when reports of cases in Canada and the USA started to rise. "You don't want to aggravate the tick very much".

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