nmyRJl0

Vox Shot 39-Lyme Disease Awareness Month

It is Lyme Disease Awareness month!

Vox Populi News is the voice of the people. We are the true resistance. We don’t push fear, and we don’t sell lies. Vox fires truth bombs on a daily basis, twenty-four seven. Some of our journalists literally risk their lives to bring you the truth.Please consider making a donation to help keep Vox Populi News on air, and fighting the good fight. Special thanks to bensound.com for the music.

For questions, article suggestions, comments, news tips, or your own article submissions please write Farrah or Anthony at:

Farrah@voxpopulinews.net

Anthony@voxpopulinews.net

Remember, you heard the real story at Vox Populi News first!

 

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection primarily transmitted by Ixodes ticks, also known as deer ticks, and on the West Coast, black-legged ticks. These tiny arachnids are typically found in wooded and grassy areas. Although people may think of Lyme as an East Coast disease, it is found throughout the United States, as well as in more than sixty other countries.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease in the US every year. That’s 1.5 times the number of women diagnosed with breast cancer, and six times the number of people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS each year in the US. However, because diagnosing Lyme can be difficult, many people who actually have Lyme may be misdiagnosed with other conditions. Many experts believe the true number of cases is much higher.

Lyme disease affects people of all ages. The CDC notes that it is most common in children, older adults, and others such as firefighters and park rangers who spend time in outdoor activities and have higher exposure to ticks.

LymeDisease.org has developed a Lyme disease symptom checklist to help you document your exposure to Lyme disease and common symptoms for your healthcare provider. You will receive a report that you can print out and take with you to your next doctor’s appointment.

Play

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *