Lyme Disease & Tick-Borne Illness Presentation
Did you miss either of the two sessions held at Town Hall on Lyme Disease and other tick-borne illnesses? Luckily, you are now able to watch a full recording of the presentation at the link below.
When enjoying our beautiful outdoor setting, we and our pets encounter ticks almost year-round. Lyme disease is the fastest growing vector-borne illness (ticks, mosquitoes, etc.) in the US. Buncombe County is categorized by the CDC as “Endemic” for Lyme disease. In Biltmore Forest, we are trying to address this issue with education and information. Town resident Angela Newnam and several other Biltmore Forest residents have first-hand experience with Lyme Disease. View this lecture to hear their real and varying stories as part of the Town's program to increase awareness of the disease, its symptoms, myths and misconceptions and most importantly prevention. You will also learn the steps that you can take to protect yourself, your pets, and your yard.