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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Lyme Disease in your Community Symptoms Research & Graphic by Cydney Ross © HLTH 643 2015 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified Lyme Disease as the most common and fastestgrowing vector-borne, infectious disease in America.Infected tick vectors transmit the LD causative agent whilebiting humans and susceptible domestic animal species. El Paso County The Brazos Valley Number of cases of Lyme Disease in the Brazos Valley broken down by county between1992-2011 4 confirmed 32 estimated 1 confirmed 8 estimated 0 reports 8 confirmed 64 estimated 2 confirmed 16 estimated 1,490 confirmed Total cases in Texas Avoidthe Bite Wear long pants and long sleevesAvoid tall grass and walk on trails onlyUse insect repellentsTick-proof your yard by clearing tall brush and grassCheck yourself, your children and your pets for ticksDon't assume you're immuneRemove a tick as soon as possible with tweezersIf exposed contact your primary care physician Prevention Tips: Early Signs and Symptoms Later Signs and Symptoms Initial small, red bump at site of the tick bite.Rash may expand and form bull's-eye pattern,with a red outer ring surrounding a clear area.Fever, chills, fatigue, body aches and a headachemay accompany the rash Severe joint pain and swelling.Meningitis, temporary paralysis of one side of yourface, numbness or weakness in your limbs, andimpaired muscle movement. 4 confirmed 32 estimated 0 reports Rash Flu Joint Pain NeurologicalProblems
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