Interactive Lyme Disease Map Now Available
You are subscribed to Lyme Disease for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This information has recently been updated to include an interactive Lyme disease map (http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/
We'd also like to take a few moments to remind our subscribers that tick season is upon us. Please remember to take the following steps to prevent tick bites:
- Use repellents that contain 20% or more DEET on exposed skin for protection that lasts up to several hours. Always follow product instructions. Parents should apply this product to their children, avoiding hands, eyes, and mouth.
- Use products that contain permethrin on clothing and gear. It remains protective through several washings. Pre-treated clothing is available and remains protective for up to 70 washings.
- Bathe or shower as soon as possible after coming indoors (preferably within two hours) to wash off and more easily find ticks that are crawling on you.
- Conduct a full-body tick check using a hand-held or full-length mirror to view all parts of your body upon return from tick-infested areas. Parents should check their children for ticks under the arms, in and around the ears, inside the belly button, behind the knees, between the legs, around the waist, and especially in their hair.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention