NEWS: Why and how to protect yourself from tick-borne diseases
Here’s what people need to know to protect themselves from Lyme and other TBDs. Read and share widely.
From “The Rebelution” blog:
How To Protect Yourself from Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases
by Brett Harris, April 24, 2014
Two years ago my wife (then fiancé) was training six hours a day with a professional ballet company, working a part-time job, and planning our wedding. Six months later she was struck down by a debilitating illness that left her bed-ridden, in crippling pain, and suffering from severe neuropsychiatric symptoms. We are still fighting to get her health back.
The Centers for Disease Control reports that Lyme Disease — a serious bacterial infection transmitted by ticks — infects 300,000 people each year, representing nearly a 25-fold increase since national surveillance began in 1982.