{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

lyme-disease - LYMEDISEASE NinfaPeaPurcell,PhD,CHES...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–6. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
LYME DISEASE Ninfa Pe ñ a-Purcell, PhD, CHES
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Presentation Objectives Define Lyme disease. Describe what causes Lyme disease. Describe symptoms and signs of Lyme  disease. Discuss ways to protect against Lyme  disease.
Background image of page 2
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.
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
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.
Background image of page 4
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  been know to transmit Lyme disease.
Background image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 6
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}