The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation has launched a campaign to raise awareness of Lyme disease, while disclosing that it has committed $50 million to more than 20 research projects targeting the ailment.  Transmitted by deer ticks, symptoms of Lyme disease include joint pain, fatigue and sometimes a rash in the shape of a bulls-eye, with current treatments involving a regimen of antibiotics.

Greenwich billionaires funnel $50m to Lyme disease efforts

The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation has launched a campaign to raise awareness of Lyme disease, while disclosing that it has committed $50 million to more than 20 research projects targeting the ailment. Transmitted by deer ticks, symptoms of Lyme disease include joint pain, fatigue and sometimes a rash in the shape of a bulls-eye, with current treatments involving a regimen of antibiotics.

stomach of patient with STARI showing red, radial, expanding edge of rash close to the site of tick bite

stomach of patient with STARI showing red, radial, expanding edge of rash close to the site of tick bite

Target lesion on patient with Lyme disease.  Just remember that these can occur anywhere on the body after a bite,  not just at the site of the tick bite.

Target lesion on patient with Lyme disease. Just remember that these can occur anywhere on the body after a bite, not just at the site of the tick bite.

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7 Tips to Protect Your Kids From Lyme Disease - And Yourself, Too

size of deer tick, deer tick nymph, tick adult, sizes of ticks, how big is a deer tick, symptoms of lyme disease, sesame seed sized bug

size of deer tick, deer tick nymph, tick adult, sizes of ticks, how big is a deer tick, symptoms of lyme disease, sesame seed sized bug

7 Tips to Protect Your Kids From Lyme Disease - And Yourself, Too

size of deer tick, deer tick nymph, tick adult, sizes of ticks, how big is a deer tick, symptoms of lyme disease, sesame seed sized bug

Tick bites can be dangerous and make you seriously ill! Dr Oz shared the best methods to treat them, but be careful not to burn them off. http://www.recapo.com/dr-oz/dr-oz-advice/dr-oz-how-to-properly-remove-a-tick-symptoms-of-lyme-disease/

Dr Oz: How to Properly Remove a Tick & Symptoms of Lyme Disease

Tick bites can be dangerous and make you seriously ill! Dr Oz shared the best methods to treat them, but be careful not to burn them off. http://www.recapo.com/dr-oz/dr-oz-advice/dr-oz-how-to-properly-remove-a-tick-symptoms-of-lyme-disease/

Dr Oz: How to Properly Remove a Tick & Symptoms of Lyme Disease

Dr Oz: How to Properly Remove a Tick & Symptoms of Lyme Disease

Vanderbilt’s Asthma, Sinus, and Allergy Program has seen an increase in the number of patients being treated for alpha-gal syndrome, commonly known as the red meat allergy linked to tick bites.

American dog tick-Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is spread to humans by the bite of an infected tick. Symptoms of RMSF typically begin 2-14 days after the bite and often include sudden onset of headache, fever, stomach and muscle pain, and vomiting. When not treated early, RMSF can get worse very quickly, and can potentially end in death, even in previously healthy people. Because early symptoms are often vague and can resemble so many other diseases, it can be difficult to diagnose.

Disease of the Week - Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

American dog tick-Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is spread to humans by the bite of an infected tick. Symptoms of RMSF typically begin 2-14 days after the bite and often include sudden onset of headache, fever, stomach and muscle pain, and vomiting. When not treated early, RMSF can get worse very quickly, and can potentially end in death, even in previously healthy people. Because early symptoms are often vague and can resemble so many other diseases, it can be difficult to diagnose.

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