Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 216 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 4-Aug-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 5-Aug-2003
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Lyme disease: The facts, the challenge
This brochure presents the most recently available information on the diagnosis,treatment,and prevention of Lyme disease.  more

Information for patients: Lyme disease: Prevention and control
Whenever possible, avoid entering areas that are likely to be infested with ticks, particularly in spring and summer when nymphal ticks feed. Ticks favor a moist, shaded environment, especially areas with leaf litter and low-lying vegetation in wooded, brushy or overgrown grassy habitat. Both deer and rodent hosts must be abundant to maintain the enzootic cycle of B. burgdorferi. Sources for information on the distribution of ticks in an area include state and local health departments, park personnel, and agricultural extension services. more


Clinical information: Lyme disease -- The symptoms
Lyme disease most often presents with a characteristic bull's-eye rash, erythema migrans, accompanied by nonspecific symptoms such as fever, malaise, fatigue, headache, muscle aches (myalgia), and joint aches (arthralgia).  more

Information for patients: Questions and answers about Lyme disease
How do people get Lyme disease? What is the mortality rate of Lyme disease? What are the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease? Get the answers to these questions and more, today in Vidyya. more

A little known tick-associated illness: Southern tick-associated rash illness (STARI)
A rash similar to the rash of Lyme disease has been described in humans residing in southeastern and south-central states and is associated with the bite of the lone star tick, Amblyomma americanum. This Lyme disease-like rash has been named Southern tick-associated rash illness (STARI).  more

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