Friday, August 10, 2007

Lyme Disease At A Glance

Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness that causes signs and symptoms ranging from rash and flu-like fever and body aches to more serious ones including joint swelling, weakness, fatigue and temporary paralysis. Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. Deer ticks, which feed on the blood of animals and humans, can harbor and spread the disease when feeding on a host.
Lyme Disease At A Glance
Lyme disease is a bacterial illness that is spread by tick bites.
Lyme disease can affect the skin, joints, heart, and the nervous system.
Lyme disease occurs in phases, the early phase beginning at the site of the tick bite with an expanding ring of redness.
Lyme disease is diagnosed based on the patient's clinical signs of illness and the detection of Lyme antibodies in the blood.
Lyme disease is treated with antibiotics. Protective Clothing Treatment uses Permethrin the only substance known to effectively repel ticks as well as the biting insects including chiggers. This product was developed for use and approved by the United States military. Each 6oz kit contains enough solution to treat one set of clothing and a full bed-netting and lasts through six washings. This odorless, non-staing application is great for hunters, campers, hikers and other outdoors enthusiasts! Kit contains: ziplock treatment bag, 6oz. bottle of Premethrin solution, waterproof gloves. Safe for children.

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