Vermont had the highest incidence of Lyme disease in the country in 2013. Find out what you need to know about tick bites and tick-borne illnesses.
Lyme-related illnesses can be difficult to diagnose and are viewed differently by various groups of practitioners. There is growing awareness about ticks, which can carry diseases that are transmitted to humans, causing a multitude of symptoms, some chronic.
With the rising awareness of Lyme-related disease there are many organizations available to provide assistance in various ways.
Vermont has the second highest rate of Lyme disease in the country, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The rate of infection in Vermont is nearly 10 times the national average for the Lyme disease, which is the most common tick-borne disease.
Please be careful while enjoying the outdoors this year during tick season. Here are some tips that will help you prevent tick-borne illness...