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Lyme Disease Awareness Taught at Smyrna Middle School

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SMRYNA, Del.- Through fun and games, students were educated about Lyme disease at Smyrna Middle School on Tuesday.

Delaware's Health Department hosted an event helping kids learn of the symptoms of Lyme disease and how it spreads. Organizers said it's especially important to discuss the tick-borne disease this time of year.

Emily Marshall, a health educator with the Delaware Division of Public Health, said, "Lyme disease is most common in the summertime, cause ticks like the heat, but humans love the heat too. We go outside, and we spend time in the places that ticks live so we need to be extra conscientious in the warm summer months."

Organizers also taught kids how to avoid being bitten by ticks and showed students the steps they can take to prevent the spread of the disease.

For more information on the disease you can visit the First State's website here.

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