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Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted primarily by deer ticks (Ixodes scapularis). A deer tick must be attached for at least 36 hours for transmission to occur. It can be prevented by preventing tick bites, removing ticks early, and providing post-bite prophylaxis when appropriate. Lyme disease has been on the rise in Vermont since 2005. The Vermont Department of Health (VDH) has launched its “Be Tick Smart” Lyme disease prevention campaign, promoting tick-bite reduction through its slogan, “Repel, Inspect, Remove.” This project extended the campaign to school children in Windsor County, Vermont.
Lyme disease, Borrelia, burgdorferi, Windsor, Windsor County, Springfield, public education, rural, summer, Vermont, prevention
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P, J, "Preventing Lyme Disease in Windsor County, VT" (2015). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 61.