Yes, winter is almost upon us but spring will soon be here. With the change of the seasons, we will venture outdoors with our family, friends, and pets to enjoy the beautiful Maryland Spring.
But, as always, safety first.
Lyme disease is on the rise in Maryland and throughout the Middle Atlantic region. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently announced that the actual number of people diagnosed annually is more than 10 times higher than previously reported.
Lyme disease can be a devastating illness, so precautions and awareness are in order. Full information is at the CDC Lyme disease web site http://www.cdc.gov/lyme. Please note these key points:
Check with your doctor for any concerns, and again, full information is at http://www.cdc.gov/lyme.
Let’s enjoy the outdoors, but please stay alert for tick bites and Lyme disease. Keep your family safe and protected.