Wanted: Lyme disease
The bacterium is transmitted to humans in the two pictures provided below.
Lyme disease is begun by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is diffused to humans through the bite of diseased black legged ticks.
- Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, which is passed by deer ticks.
- The ticks are impossible to spot because of their brown skin and small size.
- To get Lyme disease, a diseased deer tick must bite you.
- The bacteria first enters through your skin through the bite, and soon makes its way into your bloodstream.
- To transmit this disease, a deer tick must be on your skin for 36 to 48 hours. It can affect the population by hurting and spreading the bacteria to the heart, and joints.
Where/ who it strikes:
- Lyme disease will strike at anyone. It will strike from babies to adults.
- Usually strikes first at a layer of skin, because they feed on the blood of humans and animals.
- It usually strikes people that live or spend time in really grassy and really wooded areas too.
- The disease is first on the tick that is on your skin.
- Then the bacteria is transmitted to different places in your body.
- Later on you would find the disease in your joints, blood stream, and heart.
When getting the bite, some people start with have a small bite. The bite is like a mosquito bite. It takes at least 1-2 days to get rid of. This is not a sign that you have Lyme disease. Here are some real symptoms.
- Bulls eye rash
- Muscle and joint aches
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Bell's (facial) palsy
Armed or dangerous:
- It is armed and Dangerous.
- It is armed because if you treat it fast enough with antibiotics you will be fine.
- It can also be dangerous too. If you do not treat it fast enough the bacteria can spread to your heart, nervous system, and joints.
- This damage can be terrible for your body.
- If the bacterium spreads to the nervous system there can be some big issues.
- The nervous system takes in information from your joints, skin and muscles in your body. It also carries the nerves that control your movements.
- Your brain receives the information from your 5 senses too. If bacteria from the ticks reaches can stop your movements and damage the information that goes to your brain.
- Patients treated with the right antibiotics in the early stages of the disease recover quickly. Antibiotics are usually used for oral treatment.
- Like doxycycline, amoxicillin, and cefuroxime axetil.
- Patients with the cardiac forms of the illness are treated drugs. For example, ceftriaxone or penicillin.
- Studies say that patients recover easier when taking these antibiotics taken by mouth a couple weeks earlier.
- In the United States deer sticks are mostly found in the Northeast and the Midwest regions.
- Attach really easily to bare flesh.
- In the first stages of life, the deer ticks that live in the United States feed on mice, which are prime reservoirs for Lyme disease and bacteria.
- Is the most tick borne illness in North America and Europe.
- Deer ticks can port the bacteria and spread it when feeding.
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- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 01 Oct. 2012. Web. 12 Feb. 2013.
Staff, Mayo Clinic. "Definition." Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 03 Oct. 2012. Web. 12 Feb. 2013.