The Cayuga County Health Department wants to get the word out that according to the state Health Department cases of Lyme disease in Central New York are on the rise . Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by the bite of an infected deer tick.
County Director of Environmental Health Eileen O’Connor tells us many times the first sign that you have been bitten is a circular rash on the skin.
BULLS EYE RASH
The symptoms can escalate.
O’Connor says people are most likely to get biten out in the woods or in tall grass areas.
ADULT DEER TICK
Deer tick nymphs can and do bite and are really hard to spot.
ADULT AND NYMPH
Take properly precautions when hiking or in the out doors. .