Center for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) in the United States , said that about 300,000 Americans are diagnosed with Lyme disease per year . However , only 30,000 cases reported to the CDC . Of the reported cases , 37 percent were pediatric patients .
Lyme disease is an infection transmitted by deer ticks four legged black . However, the bite of an animal that has not been proven to transmit Lyme disease .
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" The majority of tick bites do not cause Lyme disease , " said Professor of Medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center on Long Island , Dr. Benjamin Luft .
When the disease is found early , it can be treated effectively . Unfortunately, the disease is difficult to diagnose in children because they do not always show symptoms . To be sure , when a child suffering from this disease can affect the health , behavior , and performance during the school day .
Even so , parents need not worry . Because , there are several ways to prevent contracting the disease in your children .
Here are a few ways , as quoted by Fox News, Monday ( 14/04/2014 )
1 . Perform inspection
Each time a child is finished playing outside the house , you can check one by one part of the child’s body . Starting from the ankle , between the toes , ears and the back of the knees , groin , neck to head .
2 . Checks the hair
Because ticks are very small and difficult to see , advise medical personnel for combing your child’s hair . With a comb , lice that may be lodged in the child’s hair will come ketari .
3 . Wear appropriate clothing
When the kids want to play outside , try to consider what the appropriate attire uses. If possible , exchange your child’s clothing to dress a little brighter . That way , it will be easier for you to identify where the presence of ticks when scanning .
4 . Discard immediately ticks
Ticks are usually found in wooded areas , but fleas can also appear in your backyard . It took 48 hours of a child infected with Lyme .
During this period , you can get rid of the fleas immediately available , so that children be protected from infection .
5 . ‘s Symptoms
Parents should know the symptoms of Lyme disease in children . If a child has flu-like symptoms , mild fever , feeling tired or lethargic , take the child to a doctor immediately .