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the following activity is to learn more about the risk factors for Lyme Disease. By rolling over a given tab, relevant information will be provided on the risk factor.
Tab Title: Age
Children under the age of 10 and adults over age 50 are at highest risk of contracting the disease.
Tab Title: Activity
People who work outdoors in jobs such as surveying, landscaping, forestry, gardening, and utility service have a higher risk of Lyme disease. Participating in outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, camping, hunting, and gardening can also increase your risk.
Tab Title: Time of Year
Ticks are most active during the warmer months of the year. Peak at-risk times vary from region to region, based on the temperature. For the Northeast and north central US, increased risk is between April and November, with the peak occurring in July.
Tab Title: Geographic location
Lyme Disease is found most often in three geographic locations in the US - northeast to mid-Atlantic (Maine to Maryland), upper north central region (Minnesota and Wisconsin), and the northwest (California and Oregon).
Tab Title: Sex
Sex is NOT a risk factor for Lyme Disease. Both males and females are at risk.