How to minimize your chances of contracting Lyme disease
The effects of Lyme disease vary widely, making it difficult to diagnose, but early detection is crucial to treatment. Most people experience flu-like symptoms three to 30 days after being bitten, often accompanied by a rash shaped like a bull’s eye. If you develop symptoms after been bitten or spending time outside in a region with a known risk of Lyme disease, get medical help immediately. An early course of antibiotics is usually effective in treating Lyme disease.
For more information on Lyme disease, go to www.outdoorcanada.ca/lymeinfo.