Tick Tragedy: Young Lady Killed by Unidentified Lyme Disease

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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 05 June 2018



Tick Tragedy

Her illness was a mystery; it was a tick bite that killed her. Now mom wants awareness
Sierra Star, May 15, 2018.

"Alex Hudson died of a complication as a result of Lyme disease on March 24. She was 22."

"Alex likely had Lyme disease for a decade or longer."

"According to a study this year by the CDC, 300,000 Americans get Lyme disease each year, but only about 35,000 cases are reported."

"...people should protect themselves from ticks and check themselves for bites after hiking or being in brush and wooded areas this spring and summer. "We have kind of lost that habit because people in California are so urban for the most part, they don't think of that."


Ticks are not typically a problem along the High Sierra Crest and high flanks, but the deer who visit can transport occassional ticks to the Crest and high flanks.

Backpacking the temperate rainforests and grasslands along the California Coast is a different story. The Coastal Range is full of ticks.


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