Jean Sniffin, a public health nurse, will talk about Lyme disease Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Sherborn Libary. Sniffin’s free presentation will include a discussion of symptoms and treatment of the tick-borne illness, as well as instruction on how to safely remove a tick, how to avoid contact with ticks, and tips on keeping pets safe. Lyme disease is transmitted through the bite of an infected black-legged tick, and symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a skin rash, according to the Centers for Disease Control website. Infection can spread to joints, the heart, and nervous system if left untreated.
Learn about Lyme disease at library
By Ellen Ishkanian| Globe Correspondent November 20, 2012
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