Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease is a tick-borne illness that is caused by infection. Work with your school administration and nurse to raise awareness of Lyme Disease. Lyme disease is a preventable illness. Please encourage your patients to follow those practices that will decrease their risk of acquiring Lyme disease such as proper clothing when outdoors, use of repellants, and prompt removal of ticks.

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Common symptoms of Lyme disease include the following:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Bull's Eye-shaped rash
  • Stiff Neck