|Title||Methods to Prevent Tick Bites and Lyme Disease.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Ogden NH, Lindsay LR, Schofield SW|
|Journal||Clin Lab Med|
|Keywords||Ixodes pacificus; Ixodes scapularis; Lyme disease; Personal protection; Repellent|
Current approaches for prevention of tick bites, Lyme disease, and other tick-borne diseases are described. Particular attention is paid to 4 risk-reduction strategies: (i) avoiding risk areas; (ii) personal protective measures that reduce the risk of tick bites or transmission of the agent of Lyme disease, Borrelia burgdorferi; (iii) reducing the number of infected ticks in the environment; and (iv) use of prophylactic antibiotic treatments following a bite to prevent clinical Lyme disease.