The month of May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. One Washington County woman is sharing her story to raise awareness.
Brittany Wedd, 31, was bit by a tick for the first time when she was 10-years-old. Wedd says in 2008 she definitively contracted Lyme again. She struggled at first because an infectious disease doctor told her Lyme disease did not exist in Maryland, which isn’t true. Because of the lack of information surrounding the disease, Wedd believes it’s a good time to raise awareness during the month of May.
“Lyme Disease Awareness Month basically teaches patients and families what to keep an eye out for, what symptoms to associate with Lyme disease and preventative measures families can take to not have someone in their family get Lyme disease,” said Wedd.
According to the Maryland Department of Health, Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in Maryland and the United States.