Lyme Disease Prevention

Due to the mild winter, our region has begun to see an increase in ticks spreading Lyme disease, a trend that will likely continue through the fall. Outdoor activities lead to a higher risk of exposure to tick-borne infections such as Lyme disease. It is important to take precautions to prevent the disease during all occupational and non-occupational outdoor activities. The CDC and OSHA are excellent resources for information on preventing Lyme disease.

The first line of defense against Lyme disease is decreasing the probability of tick bites. OSHA has provided the following guidelines to prevent tick-human contact:

Those who are at increased risk for Lyme disease should obtain medical advice regarding the applicability of the Lyme disease vaccine; those who have symptoms of suspected tick-borne infection should seek medical attention early.

If you have any questions or would like more information, contact me at or 410.769.6498.