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Lyme Disease support group meets Aug. 29
lyme disease symptoms
One of the earliest symptoms of Lyme disease is a circular rash resembling a bullseye, which usually appears any time between a few days to one month. - photo by photo

The Lyme disease support group meeting for August will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 29  in the Hillsboro Public Library meeting room, 819 High Ave.

Residents of Juneau, Monroe, Richland, Sauk and Vernon counties afflicted with a tick borne illness such as Lyme disease, or those seeking to increase understanding of tick borne illness, its prevention, and its treatment, are welcome to attend.

Although tick borne illnesses are a world wide issue, Wisconsin seems to have it worse than nearly all other places in the world. That is why, for the sake of those afflicted with such illnesses, the support group meets monthly.

The meetings are informal and conversational. You can come to talk with others, ask a question(s), take notes about what you hear, or simply listen. You can take home any of the free printed materials that are always set out for anyone. There are no charges for anything, nor are any commitments ever asked of you.

The meetings’ goals are:

• To help people in the five-county area grow in their understanding of tick- or insect borne illnesses such as Lyme, babesia, bartonella, anaplasmosis, erlichiosis, mycoplama, and others.

•  To give direction to anyone seeking diagnosis or treatment.

• To promote ways to minimize getting a tick borne Illness.

For more information, email, call 608-489-2725 (ask for Gary), or write: Gary Cepek, S1468 Cepek Rd., Elroy, Wis. 53929.