Today’s Infectious Disease News (5/7/20)

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

COVID-19 has rightfully captured the nation’s attention with over 76,000 deaths in the US as of May 7. Keeping up with preventative measures for COVID-19 is as important as ever, but as the weather heats up and we spend more time outside, we can’t forget to also be vigilant against Lyme Disease and other tick-borne illnesses. This CDC resource page offers information on transmission, symptoms and preventative steps to protect you and your family. As the calendar turns to May, now is great time to take few minutes and review some simple precautions you can take to stay safe.

Full Story: CDC, WNEP