Canfield doctor on Lyme disease: Be aware and protect yourself

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A Canfield doctor stopped by Daybreak on Tuesday to discuss the dangers of Lyme disease. 

Dr. Denise Bobovnyik said Lyme disease is spread by ticks. Those ticks are active year round but are mostly active in the late spring and early summer. 

Since ticks can be found in woods or high grasses, Bobovnyik recommended keeping your grass cut short and using mulch around the borders of wooded area. When walking through the woods, make sure that you’re fully covered, and check your pets often for ticks. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control, typical symptoms of Lyme disease include fever, headache, fatigue and a characteristic skin rash. If left untreated, the infection can spread to joints, the heart and the nervous system.

Watch the video above for more symptoms of Lyme disease and how it can be treated. 

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