Tick Lyme Alert
Posted by: datakoll on Jun-17-14 7:18 PM (EST)
We suggested an awareness for ticks especially canoeing with children.
News provides a tick alert:
The original subject was the Connecticut River. A tick map from Google Images shows a tick warning area for both banks high up in the watershed.
If bitten and concerned, a blood test for Lyme is possible.
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Wouldn't this be more useful on the |
Posted by: ezwater on Jun-18-14 11:29 AM (EST)
Advice or the Paddler' Discussion forums? It isn't a uniquely wilderness topic.
Posted by: datakoll on Jun-18-14 8:10 PM (EST)
A friend caught Lyme in New England, |
Posted by: ezwater on Jun-21-14 6:44 PM (EST)
and took years to shake off the secondary effects.
Thanks for the reminder!|
Posted by: WaterBird on Jun-20-14 8:06 PM (EST)
I wasn't even thinking about them. Very important.
the bullseye is a sure sign I think...|
Posted by: bigspencer on Jun-22-14 3:16 PM (EST)
Not reliable at all|
Posted by: kayamedic on Jun-22-14 4:54 PM (EST)
some folks with Lyme never get one. A friend of mine got Lyme and his heart rate dropped to thirty. He was unconscious and in ICU for quite a while.
Nothing seems to be reliable|
Posted by: gnatcatcher on Jun-29-14 9:12 PM (EST)
I was sick as a dog for over a week before the bullseye appeared. Good thing it showed up because the blood test came back negative and the doctor had refused to give me antibiotics, even though I told him I had been working in an extremely tick infested area. I've since changed physicians.
Posted by: larryrj50 on Jul-23-14 12:04 PM (EST)
Bitten by a "deer tick a couple of months ago, I did not get the bulls eye rash at all, so, I thought I was good. Check out the internet and you will find lots of info that is not given out. The rash only occurs about 15% of the time, the carrier ticks on the west coast are not the pin head size deer ticks on the east coast, a blood test is only somewhat reliable after 6 weeks (too many false negatives before that), and a lot of other info that I didn't know.
....understand, it is strange....some|
Posted by: bigspencer on Jun-29-14 10:20 PM (EST)