May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month
The House and Senate recently passed HCR 24, declaring May, Lyme Disease Awareness Month. Delaware has the highest rate of Lyme disease infection in the nation.
Senator Lopez, pictured here with members of the Lyme Disease Task Force, was a co-sponsor on the bill as part of his on-going legislative work to support diagnosis and treatment of the disease.
Lyme disease is caused by bacteria carried by infected ticks.  Some patients treated for Lyme disease and other tick borne diseases will experience lingering symptoms such as fatigue, pain, and impaired cognitive function that may persist for months or years after treatment.

 To learn more about prevention and treatment, visit  https://www.cdc.gov/lyme/ .