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Lyme disease : why it's spreading, how it makes you sick, and what to do about it

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Kirtland Community College Library RC 155.5 .B37 2015 30775305485675 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781421417202
  • ISBN: 9781421417219
  • ISBN: 1421417200
  • ISBN: 1421417219
  • ISBN: 9781421417226
  • ISBN: 1421417227
  • Physical Description: print
    ix, 315 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015.

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General Note: "First edition published as 'Lyme Disease: the cause, the cure, the controversy', 1996"
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Early infection and the immune response -- Late infection and its complications -- The pathogen, its vector, and its reservoirs -- The ecology of lyme disease -- Approach to diagnosis -- Laboratory tests: the basics -- Putting laboratory testing in its place -- Antibiotics and lyme disease: the basics -- Putting the antibiotics to use -- After antibiotic therapy ends -- Deer ticks transmit other diseases -- Preventing lyme disease: community-wide measures -- Preventing lyme disease: personal and household protection.
Summary, etc.: An expert on tick-borne diseases, Alan G. Barbour explains the course of illness that results from infection, diagnosis and treatment options, and steps that can be taken to avoid a tick bite in the first place. The ticks that transmit Lyme disease may also transmit other disease-causing pathogens, and these other infections are considered as well.
Subject: Lyme disease Popular works

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Lyme Disease : Why It's Spreading, How It Makes You Sick, and What to Do about It
Lyme Disease : Why It's Spreading, How It Makes You Sick, and What to Do about It
by Barbour, Alan G.
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Lyme Disease : Why It's Spreading, How It Makes You Sick, and What to Do about It


Once restricted to small forested areas in the northeast and north-central United States, Lyme disease is now a common infection in North America and Europe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that more than 300,000 new cases occur each year in the United States. Misunderstandings over symptoms and treatment increase the public's concerns about the disease--which, if not properly treated, can become chronic and debilitating. An expert on tick-borne diseases, Alan G. Barbour explains the course of illness that results from infection, diagnosis and treatment options, and steps that can be taken to avoid a tick bite in the first place. The ticks that transmit Lyme disease may also transmit other disease-causing pathogens, and these other infections are considered as well. Drawing on real case histories of individuals with Lyme disease--or illnesses that may be mistaken for Lyme disease--Barbour explains: The biology of the spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi, that causes Lyme disease The role of animals such as mice that carry the infection The life cycle of the ticks that transmit the infection The importance of deer in perpetuating the cycle The basics of diagnostic laboratory tests and how test results are interpreted How antibiotics are used in treating Lyme disease Infected ticks are abundant in the woods, in walking trails, and in the shrubs and tall grass where suburban lawns meet wooded areas. Barbour stresses preventing disease through community-wide ecology projects and individual and household protection. While it may be difficult to escape infection, understanding the danger, the symptoms, and the treatment goes a long way toward preventing long-term health consequences. Featuring a list of reliable web sites and a glossary of terms, Lyme Disease is an invaluable resource for everyone who is at risk of the disease or is involved in preventing and treating it.
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