Presentation on theme: "LYME DISEASE TICKS THAT TRANSMIT LYME TO MAN Deer Tick Pacific Black-legged Tick Photo by John VanDyk, Iowa State Univ. Dime."— Presentation transcript:
TICKS THAT TRANSMIT LYME TO MAN Deer Tick Pacific Black-legged Tick Photo by John VanDyk, Iowa State Univ. Dime
SIZE OF TICK Lyme is transmitted to man primarily by the nymph stage of the deer and Pacific Coast Black- legged ticks.
White-tailed Deer MAJOR RESERVOIR OF LYME DISEASE
Deer Mouse MAJOR RESERVOIR OF LYME DISEASE
TRANSMISSION OF LYME DISEASE TO MAN Lyme is transmitted from the reservoir species to man primarily by the nymph stage of the tick.
TRANSMISSION OF LYME DISEASE TO MAN The tick waits on a blade of grass or leaf of a shrub with its front legs extended. It crawls onto the potential host when it brushes against the extended front legs.
Lyme is the most common arthropod-borne disease of man in the U.S. Human Cases of Lyme
DISTRIBUTION OF LYME IN U.S.
COMMON EARLY SYMPTOMS Fever Head Ache Fatigue Muscle Pain Rash
COMMON EARLY SYMPTOMS Bulls Eye Rash: Erythema Migrans
SEEKING MEDICAL HELP If you get any symptoms of tick borne diseases in the months following a tick bite, such as a rash or flu-like symptoms, tell your physician that you have been bitten by a tick.
PREVENTION Stay in the middle of trails to avoid ticks waiting in overhanging grass and brush.
Wear long-legged pants and, for extra protection, long-sleeved shirt and hat. Tuck pant legs into socks or boots to make it more difficult for ticks to reach skin. PREVENTION
Tuck shirt into pants to make it more difficult for ticks to reach skin. PREVENTION
Wear light colored clothing to more easily see ticks. Inspect your clothes frequently for ticks when in tick habitat. Have a companion inspect your back. PREVENTION
Use repellant deet on exposed skin. Use repellant permethryn on pants, shoes and socks. Always follow manufacturers directions. PREVENTION
When you get in from the field, inspect your entire body carefully, including your head and back. Have a companion inspect areas you cannot see, use a mirror, or feel for ticks with your fingers. PREVENTION