SOURCE: Communications Four

June 01, 2005 07:00 ET

Lyme Disease Precautions -- Take Steps to Prevent Lyme Disease This Summer -- Even When Golfing

CHICAGO, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 1, 2005 -- Golfers Beware! Deer ticks may be lurking in the rough.

Most golfers aren't aware that they face a high risk of attracting Lyme disease from deer ticks living on the edge of the woods in and around golf courses.

Golfers and outdoors-lovers alike are seeing their risks of attracting Lyme disease increase because of both the explosive growth in populations of deer, and the number of housing developments in rural areas.

But just a few simple precautions can help you relax and enjoy the summer months outdoors.

Kevin Dole, MD, FCAP, with the College of American Pathologists, provides some tips on how to defend yourself against Lyme disease-carrying ticks while enjoying the outdoors activities of the summer months. Dr. Dole knows first-hand the effects the disease can have -- he was diagnosed with Lyme disease 18 years ago.

    Sound on tape:
--  Kevin Dole, MD, FCAP / Pathologist
--  Golfers on the course
--  Images of Lyme disease-carrying ticks
--  Pathologists working in a lab

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