OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – There is a new health hazard in eastern Nebraska and can be hidden in your own yard.
Deer ticks are already found in several suburban districts and their bites can spread Lyme disease
As Molly Heng knows, the disease can be difficult to diagnose. Years ago she went from a doctor to a doctor seeking answers for her illness. Day after day she felt weak and illuminated without a clear explanation of the reasons.
That's until he remembered being bitten by the tick in his backyard. "I just felt a little boom," she said. "I asked my husband what he was, and of course he was digging through my hair, and he was sure he'd found a tick and pulled him out.
Heng said she thought she had been bitten by a deer ̵
"We have learned that blackheads have established a presence in the East Nebraska County," said spokesman Phil Rooney. "Douglas County, Sharpe, and Saunders know for sure, and we know this is the mite that can carry Lyme disease."
Heng started to have flu-like symptoms in 2015. – and there are no cases of Lyme disease in Nebraska – Heng went to Minnesota to receive Lyme tests. "Before testing me, she said I can tell you now that you have Lyme disease, 100 percent," said Heng. "She tested me, and I certainly came back with Lime's disease."
Thereafter, she was provided with a collection line and given iv antibiotics. Blood clots and intolerance to oral medication forced her to seek comprehensive treatment in Kansas.
"But the problem with this approach, insurance does not cover anything," said Heng. – helped.
But 11 months ago, Heng ceased to swallow hard food due to Lyme's throat swelling, which forced her to become creative when it came to nutrients. This and the insurance are my food. "She's progressing. On Sunday she managed to eat a baked potato with her family.
The possibility of Lime and other tick-borne illnesses is the reason why health officials ask you to check yourself and your children after you've been out.
"If you see a tick on you, you'll want to get a little tweezers and take it very slowly so you do not get off your head," said Rooney. to be treated with antibiotics for several weeks.