Hutchinson Man Wants To Educate Others About Lyme

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Stay up-to-date with KAKE News:

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.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KAKE TV 1500 N. West Street Wichita, KS 67203-1323 (316) 943-4221
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 156967195 -
Gray Television, Inc.