Lyme Dis­ease Facts

Named af­ter the town where it was fi rst dis­cov­ered— Lyme, Conn.— Lyme dis­ease strikes at least 300,000 Amer­i­cans each year, and is of­ten un­di­ag­nosed be­cause symp­toms can mimic other ill­nesses. Know­ing how it’s trans­mit­ted and what to look for can help yo

Better Nutrition - - CONTENTS - BY VERA TWEED

Stay safe this sum­mer by be­ing in- the- know about this se­ri­ous tick- borne ill­ness.

1. Lyme dis­ease is trans­mit­ted by:

a) Deer ticks b) Black- legged ticks c) Both

2. A rash shaped like a bull’s eye is the tell­tale sign of Lyme dis­ease.

a) Some­times b) Al­ways c) Never

3. Ev­ery tick bite will in­fect you.

a) True b) False

4. Lyme dis­ease is:

a) A bac­te­rial in­fec­tion b) A vi­ral in­fec­tion c) A com­bi­na­tion of the two

5. Which of th­ese may be symp­toms of Lyme dis­ease?

a) Flu- like symp­toms b) Joint pain c) Both

6. Symp­toms of Lyme dis­ease typ­i­cally ap­pear within an hour or two af­ter a tick bite.

a) True b) False

7. If you see a tick at­tached to your skin, the best way to get rid of it is to:

a) Squish it b) Pull it off gen­tly with your fin­ger­nails c) Re­move it with tweez­ers d) Any of the above

8. If left un­treated, Lyme dis­ease may lead to:

a) De­pres­sion b) Knee arthri­tis c) Tin­gling or numb­ness d) All of the above

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