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How can you prevent Lyme disease?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Lyme disease

Steps to prevent lyme disease include using insect repellent, removing ticks promptly, applying pesticides, and reducing tick habitat.
http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/prev/on_people.html.

In brief: Lyme disease

Steps to prevent lyme disease include using insect repellent, removing ticks promptly, applying pesticides, and reducing tick habitat.
http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/prev/on_people.html.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Avoid/repel tick

Prevention requires vigalent surveylance if working in areas where the tick is prevailent.
Tick repellants on exposed skin, light colored long sleeve & long pants. Close examination of skin surface after exposure with removal of embedded tick without squeezing. A vaccine is available for those 15yo & older. The tick must feed for many hours before spreading germ so abx are not needed for all bites.

In brief: Avoid/repel tick

Prevention requires vigalent surveylance if working in areas where the tick is prevailent.
Tick repellants on exposed skin, light colored long sleeve & long pants. Close examination of skin surface after exposure with removal of embedded tick without squeezing. A vaccine is available for those 15yo & older. The tick must feed for many hours before spreading germ so abx are not needed for all bites.
Dr. James Ferguson
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