Lyme disease

Lyme disease , is an infecting disease and it is caused by bacteria of the genus borrelia . The disease is carried by ticks which are some animals such as rats and deer . Basically ticks are the medium which transmits the disease.

It is the most common tick-borne infection in the United States .Although Allen Steere realized in 1978 that Lyme disease was a tick-borne disease, the cause of the disease remained a mystery until 1982. It can cause joint swelling, and rashes, ect.

A sign of Lyme disease is a big red rash where the bite happened

Symptoms of Lyme disease can be very flu like  here are a few

         Tingling and numbness in your hands, feet, and back

        ~ lack of energy that does not get better

         ~Trouble focusing your thoughts.

  • Poor memory.
  • Weakness in your face muscles.

Lyme disease can affect people of any age. People who spend time in grassy and wooded environments are at an increased risk of exposure. The chances of being bitten by a deer tick are greater during times of the year when ticks are most active. Young deer ticks, called nymphs, are active from mid-May to mid-August and are about the size of poppy seeds.

To treat Lyme disease doctors mainly antibiotics

Lyme disease has been around 15 million years

Willy Burgdorfer was the founder

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