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View Jodi Smith, with Plateology, demonstrating “Cooking for the Holidays,”
at Indiana Lyme Connect’s support group.
Dogs are considered a good gauge of the exposure of their human owners to infected ticks because they usually share the same environment and visit the same outdoor areas. In other words, canines are considered to be sentinel indicators of Lyme disease risk for humans.
– Source: lymedisease.org
Protect Your Yard – Perimeter Sprays and Granules
Perimeter Sprays and Granules: The single most effective way to reduce blacklegged (deer) ticks in your yard is by insecticide applications that are applied mainly to the yard perimeter, shady perennial beds, or along trails and paths in woods… Read more at TERC. View more Lyme and tick prevention information on how to protect your family, your pets and your yard.
Image Source: CDC from ABC
What you wear when working or playing could reduce your chances of tick bites. Remember: Ticks start LOW and crawl UP; ticks do not jump, fly or drop from trees, they are down on the ground and crawl up until they find a good spot to attach. Tucking pant legs into socks is a good way to keep ticks on the outside where they may be seen or get brushed off.
Image source: TERC
Map of One Type of Tick that Bites Humans and Transmits Disease
Comments: The highest risk of being bitten occurs during spring and summer. Dog ticks are sometimes called wood ticks.
Adult females are most likely to bite humans.
12 reasons to take ticks seriously
Q. What’s the best way to remove a tick from a person?
A. Don’t use a match. Just like you would with your dog, grab a pair of tweezers and slowly pull out the tick at a right angle from your skin. You want to get the tweezers as close to your skin as possible and remove the entire tick… Be wary of several species of ticks because each can transmit diseases to humans… Read more
Tick Cards Information:
What to do if you experience a tick bite. Symptoms explained and proper removal of the tick.
Prevention of tick bites is the best defense against Lyme Disease and other tick-borne illness.
We will raise much-needed funding to provide a variety of vital services related to the Lyme Borreliosis Complex, including:
- Monthly support meetings for Lyme patients, their families and caregivers, and interested citizens
- Education for the greater Indiana community regarding Lyme-centric issues,such as prevention, tick removal, diagnosis, and treatment options, and
- Promotion of educational opportunities to the Indiana medical community that are designed to prepare healthcare professionals for the fight against this emerging public health crisis.
Please Consider Making a Donation to Indiana Lyme Connect’s Campaign to Raise $20k for Indiana Physician Education for Lyme Disease.
Indiana Lyme Connect is a non-profit, all volunteer, 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization. 100% of donations will be used to advance the mission of the organization including but not limited to local Indiana support groups, awareness projects and health-care professional educational materials/events. Donate Here.
Our goal is to support those suffering from Lyme disease, educate the community about tick-borne illness and prepare doctors to fight it.
Lyme disease and its co-infections have been called the epidemic of our time. Unlike previously thought, it is not just an East coast disease; it’s prevalence in Indiana is growing rapidly – devastating whole families in many cases. For many, its effects are profound and, in some case, can change the course of a life. Both early diagnosis and proper treatment of Lyme disease are essential, but the illness is hard to diagnose and cure. The result is that many patients with Lyme disease in Indiana go undiagnosed-and untreated-for years, which can cause severe complications. But the fact is that if caught early and properly treated, Lyme disease can be stopped!
Many with Lyme disease and their care givers suffer for years lost in the path towards diagnosis and treatment. They need support and resources. Education about prevention, the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease, as well as how to treat lyme disease needs to increase. Healthcare professionals need to be better prepared to undestand the complexity of diagnosis, the reality of Lyme in Indiana, as well as the complexity of treatment.
Indiana Lyme Connect is a non-profit, tax-exempt, all-volunteer organization.We have been leading monthly support groups, educational efforts, and Lyme awareness events over the last year and plan to grow our impact with your help. 100% of donations will be used to advance the mission of the organization including Indiana support groups, awareness projects, and health-care professional educational materials/events.
Our Values include:
- Compassion for those suffering with Lyme Borreliosis Complex
- Advocating for the Lyme community
- Building bridges to the medical community
- Respecting those with differing views
Lyme Disease and Co-Infections
The epidemic of our time and prevalent in Indiana
How is Lyme Disease spread other than through ticks? Whole families and babies are diagnosed with Lyme. …
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Want to know more about Indiana Lyme Connect?
We seek to support individuals with Lyme disease and related tick-borne infections–that is Lyme Borreliosis Complex–to educate the greater Indiana community about this often devastating illness, and to prepare healthcare professionals to combat this public-health crisis.
The founders of Indiana Lyme Connect, ILC, have experienced the problems of delayed diagnosis and complexities of treatment firsthand as their own families have suffered greatly… In March of 2014, they established ILC which aims to raise public awareness about Lyme disease, support those with it, and prepare healthcare professionals to address Lyme Disease.
ILC desires to support individuals with Lyme disease. Currently, ILC offers support groups and a quarterly newsletter. Two educational/support groups currently meet monthly in Indianapolis and Bloomington with plans for an Indianapolis young adult support group beginning in early 2016. We sponsor speakers covering topics related to living with Lyme disease as well as provide snacks, a variety of resources, and emotional support for those affected by Lyme