Monday, May 4, 2012
A Hutchinson man who's suffering from Lyme Disease wants to raise awareness about the tick-borne illness in Kansas.
Andy Green was bitten by a tick in 2009 while in Arkansas. The bite developed into a red circular rash, which he assumed it was a spider bite.
But Green had actually been bitten by a tick carrying the bacteria that causes Lyme Disease. The bite has left him in constant pain, disabled, and unable to work.
And Green and his family say finding doctors well-versed in Lyme has been a challenge.
State health officials say there have been two confirmed cases of Lyme Disease in Kansas this year. The three-year median in Kansas from 2007 to 2009 was 16 cases.