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Lyme Disease

Hi All,
This is a reminder as a fellow gardener who found a deer tick and is now 
getting treated for Lyme disease, it is that time of year.

Just a couple of facts:
The deer tick can look like a speck of dirt, except for the tiny feet on it. 
It can be hard to see. It is about the size of a dot from a pencil.
Lyme disease is an illness that is caused by bacteria. The bacteria are in 
the bite of the deer tick.
The infection can show it self as a rash around the bite. The rash may start 
from 3 days to 4 weeks after the bite. Is sometimes a circle.
It can be treated with antibotics, I am on Doxycyline.
The illness can go on to cause aches and pains, or go on to more severe 
problems when not treated.
There is progress on the prevention of Lyme disease with a vaccination.
Dogs can get Lyme Disease. I know my dogs got tested today.Hopefully they 
will not have it.

Please be careful. And seek medical attention as soon as notice the tick or 
rash or any symptoms.

Paula Pierce

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