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Learn about Lyme disease at virtual tick talk

Apr 20, 2021
Dr. Bea Szantyr

Belfast — The Belfast Free Library hosts a virtual tick talk with Dr. Bea Szantyr Tuesday, May 4, at 6:30 p.m. This presentation, Lyme Disease 101, covers the essentials of prevention and early recognition of Lyme disease. To register, visit belfastlibrary.org/virtual-programs for the Zoom link.

Spring has sprung! And with warmer temperatures come more opportunities for close encounters – with ticks. Do you know how to avoid tick bites? Can you recognize the rash of Lyme disease? Did you know there are steps you can take to protect you, your family and your favorite pet companions from Lyme disease and some of the other troublesome infections that travel in the same ticks?

Dr. Szantyr has spent more than 25 years looking at these questions and their answers. Her presentation about Lyme and related tick-borne diseases explores the vectors, hosts and habitats that place people at risk of these preventable diseases. She gives guidance on how to prevent tick bites for you and your family, what to do if you have an attached tick, and how to recognize Lyme disease early, in its most treatable form. She will also talk briefly about later disease, and some of the challenges of diagnosis and treatment.

For more information, call 207-338-3884, ext. 10.

 

 

 

 

 

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