Lyme Disease 5k in Ocean City, Md. Spreads Awareness
OC Tri Running Sports is holding their inaugural Lyme Disease Awareness 5k Run/Walk on May 14 at 9 a.m. at the Ocean City Inlet. This is a non profit event and all proceeds will go towards Lyme Disease awareness.
Immediately following the race, there will be an awards ceremony and a cash prize will be awarded to the overall male and female finishers.
For more information, visit octrirunning.com/ocean-city-md-running-event/lyme-awareness-5k/.
If you spend a lot of time in the great outdoors, Lyme Disease—an infection caused by being bitten by an infected tick—is something to watch out for.
Lyme disease is an infection caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, a type of bacterium called a spirochete that is carried by deer ticks. An infected tick can transmit the spirochete to the humans and animals it bites. Untreated, the bacterium travels through the bloodstream, establishes itself in various body tissues, and can cause a number of symptoms, some of which are severe (aldf.com).
Lyme disease is most common on the east coast, and is even considered abundant the more north you travel. There are several signs and symptoms of this disease and they typically occur in three stages which makes it even more difficult for doctors to diagnose.
To learn more about the disease and precautions to take, visit www.cdc.gov/lyme/.
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