...FROM TWO WRITERS POSTING ON MEDIUM.COM. The spring, summer, and fall hiking seasons allow for wonderful outdoor activities but can put humans and their pets into settings in which contact with ticks is increased. The acts of walking through a grassy field or playing in a back yard or park adjacent to woods can heighten the risk of a tick attachment and bite.
Lyme Disease is a growing worldwide concern. Athletes who hope to spend time in the great outdoors may wish to educate themselves about the disease, what causes it, and how it can be diagnosed and treated. Not only for personal and family health, but for animal safety.
The science and epidemiology of Lyme Disease and other tick-borne infections are addressed in:
“Lyme Disease Cases Are Exploding and It’s Only Going to Get Worse”.
Article by Alex Battacharji (28 minute read)
Prevention and treatment of Lyme Disease are discussed in:
“How to Prevent and Treat Tick Bites and Lyme Disease”.
Article by Markham Heid (6 minute read article).
NOTE from Earned Runs: be aware that although wearing permethrin-treated clothing has been deemed safe for humans by the EPA, the chemical insect repellent is highly toxic to honeybees and freshwater and estuairine fish. Check information from the EPA regarding use. It may be safer for the environment to use barrier clothing instead of this pesticide.
Be carefree but careful as you enjoy playing outside this summer and fall.
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health.
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