An interesting Lyme-related project in which you may wish to partake:sites.google.com/site/lymediseasemapproject/about-the-project
I am a high school student and have created the Lyme Disease Map Project as a participant in the Young Epidemiology Scholar program. The Lyme Disease Map Project is creating a new paradigm for public health education using Google Maps and social networking. People of all ages can learn about
and prevent Lyme disease by sharing stories on a special Google map showing where they contracted the illness.
Participation is completely voluntary. Most people who have experienced Lyme disease wish they could have prevented it. They are eager to educate their friends and family on how to prevent contact with ticks, remove them properly and if bitten take action to prevent the disease from developing.
The project includes a survey to evaluate how people heard about
the website and what motivated them to share their stories. So please share your story by plotting a "pinpoint" on the map. Just click on "Add a Case" and submit your brief story to the site. It will be plotted for you within a few days.
Spread the word! Tell friends about
the Lyme Disease Map and share these stories by email, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter or any other means. You can join the Facebook Group "Lyme Disease Map Project."
Groups interested in participating are welcome to share the site through group emails, newsletters and class room projects. School science and health classes may use the materials on this site and encourage participation in the project. Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops can use the map for service projects, including Eagle projects and Gold awards. If you do use this site for a group project or have any suggestions on how to improve the site, please email me.
the Young Epidemiology Scholar Program: This program encourages high school students from across the United States to learn about
the science of epidemiology and careers in public health. The program is run by the College Board and sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
the project creator: This project was inspired by seeing my own family members effected by Lyme disease. Even in Massachusetts where Lyme Disease is relatively common, many people do not know how to recognize the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease. I hope this project helps to save you from developing Lyme disease!
Department of Population Medicine
Harvard Medical School
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