[Sca-cooks] Fwd: lyme disease at Pennsic

Saint Phlip phlip at 99main.com
Wed Aug 13 05:58:11 PDT 2008

Again, let me remind folks that the person who had the disease was
from the East Kingdom, where the disease is endemic
(http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/LYME/ld_Incidence.htm) and that the
incubation period, the period during which any symptoms may show, is
from 2 to 30 days. This means that the victim may have acquired it at
Pennsic, or may have acquired it before she left home, and it didn't
manifest until right after Pennsic.

While I realize that Pennsic, for most of us, is an occasion upon
which we spend a very large amount of time outside, and thus be
exposed directly to ticks and other insects, many SCAdians have pets
at home which are allowed to go outside, and the particularly tiny
little tick which carries the infection, the deer tick, is a frequent
hitchhiker when our pets return inside.

If you're worried about it, arm yourself with the facts:


On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 3:57 AM,  <ranvaig at columbus.rr.com> wrote:
> I know that several on this list were at Pennsic.
> Ranvaig
>>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
>>"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 >>>
>>Yours in Service,
>>Chad M. White
>>Crimthann of Fid-Nemed
>>'Habit maketh no monke, ne wearing of gilt spurs maketh no knight'
>>-Thomas Usk, under-sheriff of London, 1387
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