You’ve heard of Lyme Disease and you know it comes from ticks, but how likely is it that you’ll become a victim? If you live or spend a lot of time in a suburban area with lots of grass and trees, or even if you go hiking for the day, you must remember to check yourself for ticks. Ticks are found on several different animals and are very hard to detect since they are so tiny. If this disease is contracted, it can be life threatening, but luckily it can be easy enough to detect one of these little guys before worse can occur.
“The majority of Lyme disease cases in the United States are concentrated in the Northeast. Transmitted by blacklegged ticks, Lyme is an infectious disease caused by bacteria entering the body through a bite. In 2009 alone, there were almost 30,000 cases of Lyme disease resulting from tick bites. As a result, the best method for prevention is protection from ticks.