Thursday, May 30, 2013

Tick tock

Golfers be aware!
Today's staff meeting included a discussion on deer ticks and Lyme disease.  It is important to be aware and be able to identify deer ticks and associated symptoms.
Lyme disease is caused by a bacterium that can be transmitted by the deer tick.  So not all deer ticks are capable of infecting humans.
Studies have shown that an infected tick normally cannot begin transmitting the spirochete until it has been attached to its host about 36-48 hours; the best line of defense against LD, therefore, is to examine yourself at least once daily and remove any ticks before they become engorged (swollen) with blood.
Always check ankles and calf areas during and after a round especially when venturing in areas of brush or longer grass.
For more information.

Sent from Erwin's phone, please excuse grammar and punctuation.

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