The bacteria the tick transmits
What the disease looks like itself
An example of a certain kind of tick that can carry Lyme disease
Most common victims to prey upon
Hideout of this culprit
It is also found in Continental Europe, Scandinavia, the countries of the former Soviet Union, Japan, China, and Australia.
most common injury done to victim
Weeks, months, or even years after an untreated tick bite, symptoms can appear in several forms, including:
- Fatigue, forgetfulness, confusion, mood swings, irritability, numbness.
- Neurologic problems, such as pain (unexplained and not triggered by an injury), Bell's palsy (facial paralysis, usually one-sided but may be on both sides), and meningitis; (fever, severe headache).
- Arthritis (short episodes of pain and swelling in joints) and other musculoskeletal complaints. Arthritis eventually develops in about 60% of patients with untreated Lyme disease.
Less common effects of Lyme disease are heart abnormalities (such as irregular rhythm or cardiac block) and eye abnormalities (such as swelling of the cornea, tissue, or eye muscles and nerves).
Is it armed and dangerous?
Most effective weapon against this
Another treatment is oral antibiotics such as(doxycycline or amoxicillin). This can be prescribed for 21 days. When symptoms indicate nervous system involvement or a severe episode of Lyme disease, intravenous antibiotic (ceftriaxone) may be given for 14-30 days.
5 interesting facts
2) the rash gradually expands over a period of several days, reaching up to 12 inches across
3) Lyme disease is the most wide spread vector-borne disease in the US and is a major problem worldwide
4) Although “bull’s-eye” rash is 100% diagnostic less than 50% develop any rash at all
5) Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb) is the most complex bacterium known to science which makes Lyme disease a very complex illness, not always easy to diagnose or treat