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Home News 2008 Educational Forum on Lyme Disease Set for August 5

Educational Forum on Lyme Disease Set for August 5

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U.S. 10th District Representative Frank Wolf will host a free forum to educate area residents about ticks and Lyme disease at the offices of the Loudoun County Public Schools at 21000 Education Court, off the Dulles Greenway, in Ashburn, at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 5, 2008.

Health officials in the region have reported an increase in the number of cases of Lyme disease in recent years. The black-legged tick, also known as the deer tick, is responsible for transmitting the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, which is characterized by such varied symptoms as a bull's-eye-shaped rash, fever and fatigue.

The forum will address how to check for and protect yourself from ticks, what do to if you find one, and the symptoms of acute Lyme disease and its treatment.

For more information about the forum, contact Congressman Wolf's Washington office at (202) 225-5136.