Friday, March 23, 2012

Lyme Disease

Although it was discovered in 1975, Lyme disease, a tick-borne illness, has become more recognizable in recent years.  The library has several resources about Lyme disease, including information about its prevention and treatment. Here is a sampling:
Also, be sure to look at the library's health resources Web page.  There you'll find online resources and databases to search for articles on Lyme Disease and other tick-borne illnesses on The Centers for Disease Control  and the National Institutes of Health have helpful information on Lyme disease.

These associations provide information on and support for Lyme disease:
To see how governments are reacting, read about the current House of Representatives bill to establish a Tick-Borne Diseases Advisory Committee and see information about Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s Task Force on Lyme Disease.

For more information about its prevalence in Fauquier County and prevention tips, see Fauquier Health’s The View from Hospital Hill blog post on ticks and Lyme Disease.

Mary Sue @ Warrenton

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