Monday, May 25, 2015
Lyme Disease in Indiana
Indiana does have Lyme disease. Yes, the ticks do carry Lyme disease. We are over-populated with deer who carry the disease, so it only follows that we have Lyme disease. Ask any veterinarian about Lyme disease in animals, and he will tell you that he sees many cases in pets. Dogs, cats, and even horses can and do get Lyme disease in Indiana. Many articles will tell you that the tick must be attached to your body for 24-48 hours in order to infect someone with Lyme disease. (someone needs to tell that to the tick that bit me! LOL) This is not true. If you are bitten, you can be infected immediately. Don't take any chances. If you are bitten, get medical attention immediately. If you can capture the tick, stick it to scotch tape and put it in a zip lock baggy. Take it with you to the clinic or doctor for testing.
There was an article about Lyme disease in the Indianapolis Star yesterday, so here is that link:
Lyme disease in the Mid-west: