Backpacker Radio #200 | Lyme Disease Symptoms, Treatments, and Prevention with Dr. Brian Fallon and Noah Johnston
In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Dr. Brian Fallon and Noah Johnston of Project Lyme to discuss all things deer ticks and Lyme disease. We dive into just about everything one would want to know including Lyme disease prevalence, prevention strategies, treatment for Lyme and chronic Lyme, the latest in medical advancements including prospects for future vaccines, where Lyme is most problematic geographically, how to manage your pet on trail, and much more.
We wrap the show with a Backpacker Radio update regarding a certain AT festival, the triple crown of animals you’d let murder you, some news for PCT and JMT hikers, and also Zach had twins.
May 15, 2023
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