It's Time to Prevent Lyme Disease

In the United States, more cases of Lyme disease are reported than any other bug-borne disease. In 2008 there were about 29,000 confirmed cases and 6277 probable cases of Lyme disease in the U.S. Most of these cases are reported from the Northeast and upper Midwest which makes it even more important for New York nurses to be aware of this disease.

What is Lyme Disease?  How do you get it?  How can you prevent it?

The CDC has a feature called, It's Spring - Time to Prevent Lyme Disease. It offers tips to prevent tick bites and reduce your risk of Lyme disease as well as other tick-borne diseases.

http://www.cdc.gov/features/lymedisease/