Just a few years ago the incidence of Lyme disease was relatively low in Ohio. But today, it’s a very different story according to Blaise Congeni, MD, director of pediatric infectious disease at Akron Children’s Hospital. “I’m getting calls literally every day related to Lyme disease,” said Dr. Congeni. The statistics are startling: in 2010, […]
Little ones love exploring the great outdoors and while a little dirt doesn’t hurt, a bite from a tick cannot only leave a mark, it can cause infection. There’s been a steady migration of ticks (deer or blacklegged tick, wood tick and others), the main carrier of Lyme disease, to Ohio since 2010. In 2014, […]
Bug bites are an inevitable part of summer and spending time outdoors. And while most of us expect to be feasted on by mosquitoes at one time or another, what about fleas and ticks?