WHAT ARE THE FACTS ABOUT LYME DISEASE?
- Wednesday, April 7
- 2 – 3:30 pm
- Dorian Chalmers, President, Minnesota Lyme Association
Lyme disease, which is spread by infected blacklegged (deer) ticks, is the most common vector-borne illness in the United States. The risk of getting Lyme disease is much higher than most people recognize and the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control estimates that 476,000 new cases of Lyme disease occur each year in the U.S. Dorian will provide basic information about Lyme disease including how people become infected, potential effects of the infection, and steps people can take to avoid being infected.