Lyme Disease in Alabama, USA

Due to a a dramatic increase in reported Lyme disease cases over the past four years, seven Alabama Counties (Calhoun, Chambers, Jefferson, Mobile, Shelby, Russell and Tuscaloosa) are now declared to be regions where Lyme disease can occur.

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Advice For Travellers

Although the risk for the general traveller is low, travellers in areas where Lyme disease occurs can minimize their risk of exposure to this disease by avoiding tick bites, whenever possible, especially when hiking or camping in fields and forests. Examining the skin daily for ticks and prompt removal of an attached tick will help to reduce the risk of infection.