Lyme Disease Awareness Month 

Maine health officials say Lyme Disease cases have increased over the last five years in Maine and occur in all sixteen counties.The bacterial infection, which is carried by the deer tick, is preventable.The four best ways to prevent infection are to wear protective clothing, use insect repellent, perform daily tick checks and use caution in tick habitats.The most common early symptom of Lyme Disease is an expanding red rash within three to thirty-two days after being bitten.May is Lyme Disease awareness month.