A 13 year old is on a mission to help prevent further exposure of Lyme disease.
Olivia Goodreau was diagnosed with Lyme disease after vacationing in Missouri. Since then, she has started the LivLyme Foundation, and devoted her time to raising money for Lyme research and helping fellow patients.
Now, Olivia is out with a special app called TickTracker. She tells KMBC 9 News this is the first app that helps users report and track ticks in real time.
Those reports help populate a map, which lets users know the severity of ticks in their area.
TickTracker also gives users tips on how to safely remove a tick from a person or animal- and how to be more proactive in helping prevent tick bites.
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