Living Tick-Free: Preventing Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease
Alexis Chesney, author
Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne illness in the United States. There are over 300,000 new cases of Lyme disease diagnosed each year. While researchers and physicians work tirelessly at developing better testing and treatments, the numbers of new cases continue to rise. In order to change the tide, radical education on the prevention of Lyme disease is critical. Dr. Alexis Chesney, a Lyme and tick-borne disease (TBD) specialist, has created a concise guide with practical preventative strategies that everyone - from the weekend outdoor enthusiast to the daily farmer - can use. There are many steps that can be taken to prevent Lyme and TBD - from managing the tick population in your yard and preventing ticks from getting on your person, to treating tick bites promptly and properly if and when they happen. Gleaning from her years of clinical work, Dr. Chesney provides proven, user-friendly strategies for tick identification, tick control, tick bite prevention, and tick bite management and treatment. These practical tools can empower each of us to stop the spread of Lyme and TBD one person at a time.