If you’ve recently taken your dog out on a stroll through the park, you may as well brace yourselves, because tick time is among us once again. It is al due to these little creepy crawlies that, more and more people each year seem to be developing Lyme disease without even knowing how they even managed to come across these little fellows.
The main question on everybody’s’ mind is how they spread. Health officials believe that the growing number of deer population has obviously something to do with this.
According to a WCVB announcement, because of the high number of victims who have already been reported, officials did not have any other choice, but to declare an epidemic of Lyme disease. Taking into consideration recent poles, it was estimated that between the years 2010 and 2014, the town of Massachusetts, was among the first regions containing most cases of Lyme disease.
Although at first sight, they may appear to be innocent little creatures, in fact, ticks appear to have plague almost every green corner in cities all over the globe. Presenting a great threat for both adults and children no matter the age, doctors have demanded that everyone is to know how one should exactly react after being bitten and of course, how to manage avoiding getting bitten in the first place.
Despite the fact that there are many types of ticks, the deer tick or ‘the black legged tick’ is definitely seen as the most contagious one.
Doctors have also raised awareness towards which period, people should in fact pay the most attention too, and that is two of the most heated moths of the year June or July.
Even thought, cases may vary, doctors have also been able to reassure the population that, Lyme disease cannot be acquired so easily in the case where, the tick has been attached to the victims’ skin for more than 24 hours. If this is not the case and it has unfortunately been linked to its host for a longer period of time, chances are very high that, this precise individual will sooner or later develop the disease.
According to the Center of Disease Control, people are best to avoid forest regions, camps, thus, basically everything that may or may contain wood or grass. It is because ticks hide in green fields that, people in general, mainly children, become possible victims for these pests.
If by any chance, a person may seem to develop small rashes between two and four inches on the surface of their skin, this is true proof that he or she has already been infected. Symptoms like headaches, fever, rashes, neck pains, and dizziness are only some of the possible sings of a clear infection with Lyme disease.
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