Clothes That Protect You From Lyme Disease

Tick-resistant clothing protects you from three species of the bug that carries Lyme disease, CDC study findsClothing treated with an insecticide immobilizes deer ticks, dog ticks and lone star ticks, the CDC’s new study found.

Tick-resistant clothing debilitates three different common species of tick, preventing them from biting humans and spreading disease, a CDC study found.

Some of the most common diseases include Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Colorado tick fever, Rickets and, of course, Lyme Disease.

Its victims include supermodel Bella Hadid, who found out she had the disease in 2012. But officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that cases of the disease are vastly under-reported.

BELLA HADID’S BATTLE WITH LYME DISEASE Supermodel Bella Hadid was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2012. Her mother, Yolanda, and brother, Anwar both have the disease as well.

Several manufacturers sell the spray itself – which goes for between $5 and $20 – as well as pre-treated garments that sell for $30 to $100 at retailers like LL Bean. In its latest experiments, the CDC tested the effectiveness of these garments against three types of ticks – the deer tick, American dog tick and the lone star tick.

‘All tested tick species and life stages experienced irritation – the “Hot-foot” effect-after coming into contact with permethrin-treated clothing,’ said Dr. Lars Eisen, senior author of the study.


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