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Lyme Disease Quiz

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On the Morning Report Sharon and a doctor talked about Lyme Disease. Take this quiz to test your Lyme knowledge.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    According to the CDC, Lyme disease is the fastest growing vector-borne, infectious disease in the United States. (A vector-borne disease is one that is transmitted to people by blood-sucking insects and arachnids such as mosquitoes, fleas and ticks)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Lyme disease is transmitted to people by infected ticks.  Ticks are most active in:
    • A. 

      Spring

    • B. 

      Summer

    • C. 

      Fall

    • D. 

      Spring and Summer

    • E. 

      Summer and Fall

  • 3. 
    The harsh winter we had likely reduced the tick population               
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Tick bites:
    • A. 

      Often sting

    • B. 

      Often itch

    • C. 

      Usually can't be felt

  • 5. 
    The best way to remove a tick that’s embedded in your skin is:
    • A. 

      Burn it with a match

    • B. 

      Pour salt on it

    • C. 

      Ice it

    • D. 

      Use tweezers

  • 6. 
    What is the best way to prevent a tick bite?
    • A. 

      Use insect repellant with 20%-30% DEET

    • B. 

      Wear long sleeves and long pants tucked into your socks when walking in the woods or in overgrown grass

    • C. 

      Check your body regularly for ticks, especially around your armpits, groin, scalp, belt line, neck and head

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    What does an engorged deer tick look like?
    • A. 

      Males are dark brown to black, and females have a reddish body with a black spot just behind the head

    • B. 

      A raisin

    • C. 

      Greyish body with a black head and legs

  • 8. 
    What are the most common early signs and symptoms of Lyme disease?
    • A. 

      Itching and swelling of extremities

    • B. 

      Tremors and dizziness

    • C. 

      Expanding reddish rash and flu-like symptoms

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    Lyme disease can be diagnosed with a simple blood test
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      The above statement is highly controversial

  • 10. 
    If Lyme disease is not caught early, it can progress into a very serious illness with symptoms including:
    • A. 

      Arthritis

    • B. 

      Neurological disorders (confusion, dizziness, short-term memory loss, inability to concentrate)

    • C. 

      Numbness or tingling in extremities

    • D. 

      All of the above