CDC'S MOST WANTED: LYME DISEASE

By Jenna Plausse

Bacteria & Organisms M.O

Bacteria

- Long and thin bacteria

-Spiral shaped and called spirochete

- Bacteria is usually clumped together

-Bacteria called Borella burgdorferi


Organisms M.O

-Spread through ticks

-Symptoms- Fever, migraines, depression, dizziness and red round rash


Level of Danger & Treatment

TICKS ARE EVERYWHERE!

Level of Danger


- About 30,000 cases of Lyme in the U.S each year

- Less than 1,000 deaths a year due to Lyme

-Not very fatal


Treatment

- Only treatment is antibiotics

Refrences

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Shiel, W., & Stoppler, M. (n.d.). Lyme Disease Symptoms, Treatment, Pictures, Diagnosis - MedicineNet. MedicineNet. Retrieved January 14, 2014, from http://www.medicinenet.com/lyme_disease/article.htm

The Complexities of Lyme Disease. (n.d.). The Complexities of Lyme Disease. Retrieved January 15, 2014, from http://www.lymeneteurope.org/info/the-complexities-of-lyme-disease

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