Welcome to Babe Winkelman’s
Vector-Borne Disease Information Center
A complete guide on how you and your family can avoid the harmful and sometimes deadly effects of vector-borne diseases that can plague people’s lives for years!
This page is a collection of people’s encounters with vectors and their diseases through first-hand stories along with documentaries.
Samantha Davis and her 3-year-old son Felix sit together at their kitchen table. A large pile of photographs sits in front of them, and they slowly start to make their way through it. Davis lost her husband, Nate Watters, on June 5, 2021, to complications from Lyme disease and mold poisoning. He was 36 years old.
I’ve had Lyme disease three times in my life, my daughter Jasmine has had it twice, and my younger daughter Karlee was misdiagnosed by professionals the first time she caught Lyme disease. As you can tell, the battle against tick-borne illnesses has gotten personal…
Pet Owner’s Shocking
Carol Montie noticed “poppy seeds” began appearing all over the beds, couches, floors. At first, she didn’t think much of it, but she soon realized the blood-thirsty truth… Don’t forget! Your pet is the number one way ticks gain access to your own home!
Hidden in the Leaves Documentary
One infected tick can change your life. Mistaking signs of Lyme disease for the flu can change your life. However, learning how to prevent and handle tick bites WILL change your life. The seriousness of tick-borne disease cannot be overestimated.