Prevention Of Lyme Disease Vaccine

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Prevention Lyme disease has existed on the planet for thousands of years. The best way to prevent Lyme disease is by covering up, use insect repellents, clear yard of brush and leaves, check yourself and children for ticks, don’t assume you’re immune; you can get Lyme disease more than once, and remove ticks with tweezers as soon as possible. [1] According to the CDC the Lyme disease vaccine’s production was discontinued by it’s manufacturer in 2002. The manufacturer cited an insufficient consumer demand. [2] PREVENTATIVE MEASURES One way to prevent infection is to know where to expect ticks. The ticks that cause Lyme disease live in moist environments near wooded and grassy areas. To avoid ticks, when hiking or outdoors walk in the…show more content…
In general, adult ticks are approximately the size of a sesame seed and nymphal ticks are approximately the size of a poppy seed. One method of Secondary prevention is to perform daily tick checks especially after being outdoors, even in your own yard. Search your entire body for ticks when you return from an area that may have ticks. Use a hand-held or full-length mirror to view all parts of your body and remove any tick you find. Take special care to check these parts of your body and your child’s body for ticks: under the arms, in and around the ears, inside the belly button, back of the knees, in and around all head and body hair, between the legs, around the waist. It is also important to check clothes and pets carefully and remove any ticks that are found. Place clothes into a dryer on high heat to kill ticks. [5] It is important to remove any attached ticks quickly and correctly with fine-tipped tweezers as soon as you notice it. The CDC reports that if a tick has been attached to your skin for less than 24 hours, your chances of contacting Lyme disease are extremely small; however ticks carry other diseases which may be transmitted more quickly. [6] After a bite over the next couple of weeks, you should watch for signs or symptoms of Lyme disease such as rash or fever. See a healthcare provider if you have signs or symptoms as soon as possible. Many times people do not know they have been bit. It is important to always be alert for fever or rash. An
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