[Sca-cooks] Lyme Disease at Pennsic

Saint Phlip phlip at 99main.com
Tue Aug 12 18:51:05 PDT 2008

Please keep in mind, that while there is some Lyme Disease in western
PA, it's all ovewr the p[lace in New England, and the victim may well
have gotten it before she arrived at Pennsic, as it can take anywhere
from 2 days to 30 days to manifest.

On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 9:05 PM, Johnna Holloway <johnnae at mac.com> wrote:
> In case you were at Pennsic and haven't heard this news.
> Johnnae
> Tuesday, August 12, 2008 2:58 PM
> Subject: [SCA-Herbalist] Lyme Disease at Pennsic
> I just got a call from Mistress Alizaunde who noticed a rash at
> Pennsic, and when she got it checked Monday was admitted to the
> hospital for Lyme Disease, where she is now being treated. She would
> very much like to have the information circulated to all SCA lists so
> that anyone who was at Pennsic and may have also gotten bitten can
> also get treatment.
> "Lyme disease causes flu-like symptoms, including fever, muscle pain,
> arthritis-like joint pain, fatigue, and a skin rash. In rare cases, it
> can lead to temporary paralysis of the muscles in the face, or serious
> heart or nervous system problems.
> Early treatment with antibiotics is important to avoid long-term
> problems. Although symptoms sometimes last for months, early treatment
> increases the likelihood that they will clear up completely."
> "About 75% of the people who contract Lyme disease don't remember
> being bitten by a tick."
> Please send this on to lists I may have missed- we'd hate to have
> anyone wait too long because they didn't think of checking for Lyme.
> Hlæfdige Arastorm, Stonemarche, EK
> "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a
> habit." Aristotle
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