Welcome to the Lyme Awareness 5K 2018 Walk / Run Ocean City MD…
Lyme Awareness 5K 2018 Walk / Run
|Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018
Hours: 9:00 am
Location: Ocean City Inlet Parking Lot [Map]
Contact: Angela Burke
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About the Lyme Awareness 5K 2018 Walk / Run
Join us to raise awareness for Lyme disease on the Delmarva Peninsula. Registration information coming soon. Save the date and share with your friends and family!
Join Us at the “Fight the Bite and Stay Dry Party” at the Cork Bar, Wicomico & the Boardwalk, at 10:30 am
About Lyme Disease & Checklist
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection primarily transmitted by Ixodes ticks, also known as deer ticks, and on the West Coast, black-legged ticks. These tiny arachnids are typically found in wooded and grassy areas. Although people may think of Lyme as an East Coast disease, it is found throughout the United States, as well as in more than sixty other countries.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease in the US every year. That’s 1.5 times the number of women diagnosed with breast cancer, and six times the number of people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS each year in the US. However, because diagnosing Lyme can be difficult, many people who actually have Lyme may be misdiagnosed with other conditions. Many experts believe the true number of cases is much higher.
Lyme disease affects people of all ages. The CDC notes that it is most common in children, older adults, and others such as firefighters and park rangers who spend time in outdoor activities and have higher exposure to ticks.
LymeDisease.org has developed a Lyme disease symptom checklist to help you document your exposure to Lyme disease and common symptoms for your healthcare provider. You will receive a report that you can print out and take with you to your next doctor’s appointment.
Learn more at LymeDisease.org
Thank you for visiting our Lyme Awareness 5K 2018 Walk / Run page, see you there!
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