Lyme Disease, Ticks and You: A Guide to Navigating Tick Bites, Lyme Disease and Other Tick-Borne Infections
by Shelley Ball, PhD
2021, 128 pages, color illustration, photographs, resources, and an index of sources. Lyme disease has been rising steadily since the 1990s, and the threat is expected to grow as warmer global temperatures prolong the tick season. Recent estimates suggest approximately 475,000 people may get Lyme disease each year in the United States (as noted on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website), and the Government of Canada reported 1,487 cases in 2018. Lyme, if not treated early, can develop into a debilitating disease, with symptoms that can be felt for months or even years. Lyme Disease, Ticks and You is an easy-to-follow, essential guide to understanding, detecting, and treating Lyme, and other tick-borne diseases.
Dr. Shelley Ball, is a trained freshwater insect ecologist, and a long-term Lyme sufferer who has been infected multiple times, with Lyme as well as other tick-borne diseases. Drawing from years of experience advocating for her own health, Dr. Ball has gathered together the information, and resources the reader needs to not only understand the science, prevent tick bites and recognize Lyme, but also get treatment for this complex and often misdiagnosed disease.
Chapter 1: What You Need to Know about Ticks and Lyme Disease
Chapter 2: The Biology of Lyme Disease
Chapter 3: Reducing the Risk of a Tick Bite?
Chapter 4: What If I’m Bitten?
Chapter 5: Diagnosing Lyme Disease
Chapter 6: Treating Lyme and Co-Infections
Lyme Disease, Ticks and You is capped off with an extensive list of references and resources that will further equip each reader with the information they need to deal with ticks, Lyme, and other tick-borne diseases. Paperback; 6 x 9”.
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