May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month
I prefer to think of it as Tick-Borne Disease Awareness Month. I know. It’s a mouthful. But, the truth is, all too often, those generous little ticks like to share more than one microscopic critter with us. When we think about Lyme, we also need to be thinking about Babesia, Bartonella, Erlichiosis, Rikketsia and others. You can see a full list here.
Here’s a fun little chart:
|Click on the chart to see a fancier version, with pictures for identifying the ticks.|
There you have it. Many of us get two or more of these. This is why I’d like to change the name “Tick-Borne Disease Awareness Month.”