Method of Control and Management

Most persons treated for Lyme disease have an excellent prognosis. However, treatment is highly variable depending upon the clinical presentation of the patient. Treatment generally consists of oral or parenteral antibiotic therapy (79,80).

Prevention of infection through the use of personal protective measures is ideal. Using DEET on exposed portions of skin and treating clothing with permethrin are effective at preventing not only tick-borne diseases, but also mosquito and other arthropod-borne diseases. Persons should also conduct tick checks after exposure to tick habitat (79,80).

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