We live in the woods. Ticks are everywhere. My dog, Sazerac, has been inoculated with a vaccination against Lyme disease. Ironically, there is no effective vaccine for humans. We spray and cover up the best we can.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says 2017 may be one of the worst years for ticks. A mild winter meant more deer and mice in the Northeast due to more acorns dropping from the trees. It may sound nuts but it’s true. And it’s not just Lyme disease we need to worry about. STARI, a southern tick-associated illness and Powassin disease, a viral illness, are new concerns.
Dr Dyan Hes, Medical Director of Gramercy Pediatrics (NYC) will provide tips on protecting you and your family against tick bites, what signs to look for if you have been infected and how to treat Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses.
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