Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Lyme disease

Maine CDC held its second annual poster contest in conjunction with Lyme Disease Awareness Month in May. The winning posters by Jacob Carroll, Chloe Lawrence, Casey Pine, and Carrigan Eyrolles are now available at http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/boh/ddc/epi/vector-borne/lyme/index.shtml

Posters represented at least one of four ways to prevent Lyme disease:

  1. Wear protective clothing
  2. Use insect repellent
  3. Perform a daily tick check
  4. Use caution in tick infested areas

Most people get Lyme disease between the months of May and August. The best way to prevent Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses is to avoid contact with ticks – find out more steps you can take Linkto avoid tick-borne diseases.

Maine Medical Center Research Institute, in partnership with Maine CDC, is expanding its efforts in northern and western Maine to track the spread of the ticks that may carry Lyme disease.


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