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Lance Kozikowski Rivets YTC Members

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Lance Kozikowski a civil war re-enactment soldier and speaker riveted the YTC crowd at their August meeting.

I was lucky enough to be present for the meeting and the man was exceptional. He stayed in character of a civil war soldier and explained the average day/week/month of a soldier in those times. From the clothing and it’s meaning to the day to day and what war was like during those times.

Below are some pictures (slideshow) I took from the event. Click the article title to see the slide show in greater detail or click the image itself to enlarge.

It’s Lyme Time!

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Facts

  • Lyme disease is transmitted by the bite of a deer tick (pinhead-sized and smaller).
  • An embedded (infected) tick will transmit the bacteria within 24-48 hours.
  • Crawling ticks will not transmit the disease.
  • Lyme disease is treatable…the earlier the better.
  • Symptoms (may occur from 3-32 days after bite).
  • Fatigue – Muscle/joint pain.
  • Headache -“Bull’s – eye” or atypical rash.
  • Chills/fever – Swollen lymph nodes.

Prevention

  • Tick habitat – Grass, bushes, woods
  • Clothing – Hat, long-sleeved shirt, long pants tucked into socks, light-colored, so a tick can more easily be spotted. Inspect before going inside.
  • Repellant – Spray only on clothing.
  • Removal – Use clean, fine-pointed tweezers – grasp tick as close to skin as possible, and tug gently; wash site with soap and water, and apply antiseptic.
  • If bitten-note date on calendar, consult physician if symptoms occur.

Lyme Disease Information Hotline: 1-800-876-LYME

Information from Chester Cty. (N.J.) Health Dept. as published in The Eastern Seven News (July, ’99), newsletter of the Mid-Atlantic East Coast Chapter of FMDAC
[Please note: there are now additional diseases that ticks can transmit, none pleasant. Save the tick, which can be analyzed for these diseases.]

Submitted by: Dave G.

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