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LYME DISEASE Ninfa Peña-Purcell, PhD, CHES
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Presentation Objectives Define Lyme disease. Describe what causes Lyme disease. Describe symptoms and signs of Lyme  disease. Discuss ways to protect against Lyme  disease.
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What is Lyme disease? Most common tick/insect-borne disease in  the U.S. A disease that can cause skin, joint, heart  and nervous system problems. Lyme disease can affect people of all ages. Named after the town of Lyme, Connecticut  where it was first described in 1976.
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What causes Lyme disease? Caused by a specialized type of bacteria  called spirochete. Transmitted by the bite of an infected tick  or flea.  Other insects that feed on animal  blood may be involved.
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Ticks that cause Lyme disease Black-legged (or deer) tick: Transmits Lyme  disease to humans.  Found in north-central  and northeastern U.S.  Lone star tick: Found in Texas and has 
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