Dr. Scott Stienecker - Lyme Disease

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Dr. Scott Stienecker, Director of Epidemiology and Infection Prevention, Parkview Health, educates listeners on Lyme Disease. Lyme Disease is caused by a bacteria transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. 

Tick season in Indiana runs from April through October. Dr. Stienecker discusses tips to prevent tick bites and the symptoms of Lyme Disease. Lyme Disease is most readily noticed by the following typical symptoms: fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash. If left untreated, the infection can spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system. Lyme Disease can be treated successfully with a few weeks of antiboitics, if caught early. 

For more information on Lyme Disease or Dr. Scott Stienecker, please visit: http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/index.html or http://www.parkview.com

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