Lyme disease prevention--knowledge, beliefs, and behaviors among high school students in an endemic area.

@article{Cartter1989LymeDP,
  title={Lyme disease prevention--knowledge, beliefs, and behaviors among high school students in an endemic area.},
  author={Matthew L. Cartter and Theresa A Farley and H A Ardito and James L Hadler},
  journal={Connecticut medicine},
  year={1989},
  volume={53 6},
  pages={354-6}
}
We surveyed 153 high school students in an area highly-endemic for Lyme disease. All students were familiar with Lyme disease; 14 students reported having had the disease. Ninety per cent of students believed tick-avoidance behavior could prevent Lyme disease, but fewer than half reported practicing any preventive behaviors. Students who believed a specific behavior was preventive were 3-6 times more likely than others to practice that behavior. Schools in endemic areas should educate students… CONTINUE READING

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