Hutchinson Man Wants To Educate Others About Lyme

By: AP (posted by Carissa Fox)
By: AP (posted by Carissa Fox)

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) _ A Hutchinson man who's suffering from Lyme Disease wants to raise awareness about the tick-borne illness in Kansas.

Andy Green was bitten by a tick in 2009 while in Arkansas. The bite developed into a red circular rash, which he assumed it was a spider bite.

But Green had actually been bitten by a tick carrying the bacteria that causes Lyme Disease. The bite has left him in constant pain, disabled, and unable to work.

And Green and his family say finding doctors well-versed in Lyme has been a challenge.

The Hutchinson News reports (http://bit.ly/MRvUcQ ) that Kansas health officials say there have been two confirmed cases of Lyme Disease in Kansas this year. The three-year median in Kansas from 2007 to 2009 was 16 cases.


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