Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Protecting Yourself From Lyme Disease



David A. Hunter, a Lyme Disease prevention advocate and educator, will be at the library on Tuesday, October 16, at 6:30 pm to talk about the importance of protecting yourself from this serious illness, contracted by more than 1000 New Hampshire residents in 2010.
 
Lyme Disease is spread by the bite of an infected deer tick. Early symptoms include a rash (often resembling a bullseye), fatigue, fever and chills, and headache. Because many of the first symptoms are flu-like, patients sometimes overlook the real cause. Untreated, Lyme progresses to more severe manifestations, such as severe muscle aches, paralysis of facial nerves, fainting, and rash in areas other than the bite site. In the later stages of untreated Lyme, the heart, nervous system, and joints can be seriously affected. This is why early diagnosis and treatment, and even more importantly, prevention, are critical. Find out what you can do to protect yourself and your family.

This program is open to all adults and teens. Registration is welcome, but not necessary.

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