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Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases

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Date(s) - 05/22/2016
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Calaveras Big Trees State Park


Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases- a Growing Problem in the Western U.S. and
What You Need to Know”
Presented by Jo Ellis
Director of Education Outreach at the

  • What is Lyme – overview of the infectious disease, transmission, symptoms, challenges
  • Ticks and Lyme – how ticks get infected and become a vector for the disease
  • How to protect yourself – recommendations and protocols for your facility
  • What to do – if someone is bitten or you suspect has been bitten
  • Other tick-borne diseases – coinfections relative to Lyme and ticks
  • What we know about treating Lyme – latest statistics and data
  • Issues in the field of Lyme disease around diagnostics and treatment

This program is relevant for naturalists, outdoor educators and teachers, park rangers, outdoor sport and recreation instructors, docents, EMTs, first aid providers, firefighters, volunteers and anyone who is working in a position of responsibility for the health and safety of themselves and others while working outdoors.
Workshop is free and open to all
$10.00 Entrance fee into Park