Prevention of Lyme Disease

Prevention of Lyme disease was once believed to be fairly simple: Stay away from deer ticks. If a deer tick bite was suspected, the person was sometimes prescribed a round of antibiotics as a preventative measure. Now, however, many Lyme disease specialists suspect that the Borrelia burgdorferia bacteria, which is responsible for Lyme disease, may be spread through sexual contact, body fluids and other insect carriers besides ticks, such as mosquitoes and fleas.

Please read the LDRD blog for the latest information on Lyme disease prevention.