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Your Call: Tick check time, Lyme disease prevention

Jun 14, 2016

 

On the June 15th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about Lyme disease, which is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected black-legged ticks.

Each year more than 300,000 Americans are diagnosed with Lyme disease. Untreated Lyme disease can produce a wide range of symptoms, depending on the stage of infection. These include fever, rash, facial paralysis, and arthritis.

How much is known about Lyme disease? And what are the best ways to treat it? Join the conversation with Renee Kemp and you.

Guests:

Lia Gaertner, advisory board of the Bay Area Lyme Foundation

Dr. Steven Harris, diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease and other tick-borne co-infections

Web Resources:

Bay Area Lyme Foundation

International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society

California Public Health Department: Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease: How A Speck Changed My Life Forever

One Tough Mudder: My Fight With Lyme