7 things to know about Lyme disease and your chances of getting it
Prevention.com includes LymeDisease.org’s new symptoms checker in this article.
By Sarah Klein, May 25, 2016:
Sherrill Franklin was clearing brush from around her Pennsylvania home the first time she was infected with Lyme disease. She never saw the miscreant tick, but it wasn’t long before she noticed a bulls-eye shaped rash, now known to be something of a hallmark of the disease.
At the time, though, even her doctor was flummoxed. “This was the 1980s, and at that time nobody I knew had ever heard of Lyme disease,” Franklin says. “I went to the doctor and he said, ‘Wow, that sure is ugly… but I have no idea what it is!'” READ MORE.