Lyme Disease Awareness Month

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month!

visit cdc.gov for more infoAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Lyme disease is caused
through the bite of an infected black-legged tick. Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and sometimes a bull-eye looking rash. If left untreated, infection can spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system.

Being bitten by a tick and acquiring tick-borne diseases are both preventable and treatable. Therefore, it is critical that students, families and schools learn about ticks and tick-borne diseases as it relates to prevention, action to be taken if bitten by a tick, possible symptoms and seeking medical treatment.

The following resources can be used to educate your family on the risks and treatments available:
Don't Let a Tick Make You Sick comic
Don't Let a Tick Make You Sick crossword puzzle
Understanding Tick Bites & Lyme Disease fact sheet
Ticks and Lyme Disease info for parents