Audobon presentation on Lyme Disease, other tick-borne diseases
For the Gazette
STEVENS POINT — Lyme disease has occurred in Wisconsin since the 1980’s, but reported incidences have more than doubled in the past decade to approximately 4,000 cases per year. Although easily treated with antibiotics, if undiagnosed, the disease can lead to facial palsy, joint and bone pain, heart palpitations and even short-term memory loss.
Lyme is only 1 of 5 diseases that black-legged ticks can transmit to humans in Wisconsin.
Dr. Elizabeth Maloney, physician and president of Partnership for Tick-borne Diseases Education will present “What Every Wisconsinite Should Know About Lyme and Other Tick-borne Diseases” on Wednesday, April 17 at 7PM at the Lincoln Center, 1519 Water St.
Her talk will review the diseases that are transmitted by black-legged ticks in Wisconsin but will primarily focus on Lyme Disease. She will talk about the nature of the disease as well as highlighting the need for tick-bite prevention and discussing effective and readily available prevention strategies.
Aldo Leopold Audubon Programs are free and open to the public.
For further information, visit our website at www.aldoleopoldaudubon.org