While You are Social Distancing, Ticks Are Not – Tips on Protecting Yourself from Lyme Disease

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. Educate yourself about Lyme disease and tick-borne disease and how to keep your family safe.

As you go outside for fresh air and exercise and abide by 6+ feet social distancing to avoid COVID-19 remember that spring and summer are the highest risk seasons for tick bites. Every age is at risk for contracting Lyme disease and tick-borne illness. Early diagnosis enables early treatment and the best prognosis. Delayed treatment is associated with more persistent symptoms that can be debilitating.

Learn more at the Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Research Center website – https://www.hopkinslyme.org