State Health Official Warns Of Lyme Disease Threat

With the summer months approaching, Pennsylvania’s top health official wants to get the word out about the continuing threat from Lyme Disease. These are the months when people spend more time outdoors, increasing the risk of coming into contact with ticks which can carry Lyme Disease. Symptoms can mimic other ailments, so experts say it’s best to seek a diagnosis and treatment as quickly as possible to avoid further complications. As of 2017, Pennsylvania reported close to 12 thousand confirmed or probable cases of Lyme Disease.