By KATHY FINNEY
Lyme disease, though terrible in its progression is an easily treatable condition- especially when detected early. Unfortunately, many are not aware of all the signs to
look for. Karen McGregor saw what she at first thought was a rash from playing in tall grass, but noticing that the shape and markings were similar to another post
she saw, she decided to take action. Thankfully her attentiveness lead to saving her son. Now she wants everyone to be as informed as she was.
While Lyme disease is most common in the northeastern region of the United States, cases have been reported from all 50 states, Europe and parts of Asia. In areas
of high prevalence, more than 50% of all ticks are estimated to be carriers of the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. Since most patients never recall being bitten, it
is important to know the symptoms and to contact you doctor if you suspect you have been affected.