How Can Lyme Disease Effect An Unborn Child?

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Everyone should avoid specific tick-infested areas, including tall grass, woods, and bushes where ticks tend to congregate. If this is not possible, people should take additional preventive measures. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) also recommends:

  • Use of tick repellant
  • Routine tick checks -- removal of infected ticks within 48 hours of attachment substantially reduces the likelihood of transmission.
  • Prompt antibiotic prevention for tick bites -- although this method is...
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