Timothy J O'Leary (tjo@CPTCHR.AFIP.MIL)
Mon, 31 Jul 1995 12:47:33 -0700
On Mon, 31 Jul 1995, Jim Holman wrote:
> That's one nice
> thing about being here in the North.... no problems with chiggers and very
> little with ticks ( a MUCH bigger health problem).
Actually, the Northeast has a fairly substantial problem with deer ticks
- little guys about the size of a pinhead. They are hard to detect, but
do cause Lyme disease, which can really be quite nasty if not detected
and treated early. Although I don't believe that "Scouting-associated
Lyme Disease" is much of a problem, it wouldn't be a bad idea if Scouters
familiarized themselves with the bug.
Tim O'Leary, CC Troop 772, NCAC
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City