Do you Lyme Disease
By: Carter Bredin
What is Lyme Disease
It is an inflammatory disease characterized at first by a rash, headache, fever, and chills, and later by possible arthritis and neurological and cardiac disorders, caused by bacteria that are transmitted by ticks.
A tick-borne illness caused by the bacterium borrelia burdorferi.
Signs and symptoms
Lyme disease causes a rash, often in a bull's-eye pattern, and flu-like symptoms. Joint pain and weakness in the limbs also can occur.
How is it treated
Most people with Lyme disease recover completely with appropriate antibiotic treatment. For those who develop syndromes after their infection is treated, pain medications may provide symptomatic relief.
How to prevent Lyme Disease
avoid heavy dense forests
wear long clothing and a hat if in a forest
use Lyme disease vaccine
How does Lyme Disease spread
Bites from black-legged ticks.