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Lyme Disease Safety
Lyme Disease is a tick-borne illness caused by a bacterium. Lyme disease is spread by the bite of a deer tick that already has the germ.
For the medical facts about Lyme Disease, we refer you to the MaineCDC's online library of information at:
According to the MaineCDC, limiting exposure to ticks reduces the likelihood of any tick-born disease infection, including Lyme Disease. In persons exposed to tick-infested habitats, prompt careful inspection and removal of crawling or attached ticks is an important method of preventing disease. It may take several hours of attachment before microorganisms are transmitted from the tick to the host, so preventing ticks from attaching and removing any ticks promptly are important safety steps.
Important tips for Lyme Disease prevention:
Please visit the MaineCDC Lyme Disease Resource Center for medical information, and more information on prevention.
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