Lyme Disease

Never heard of Lyme Disease? Well you're about to.

What is Lyme Disease?

Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria. The bacteria's name is Borrelia burgdorferi which is transmitted to humans by the vector, a infected blacklegged tick. it's also a pathogen. The typical symptoms are fever, headaches, fatigue, and a skin rash called erythema migrans. If not treated infection will spread to the joints, heart, and nervous system. You treat them with antibiotics and if you catch them in the early stages, the disease goes away completely and rapidly. If caught in the later stages, it will take longer. To prevent Lyme you can wear tick repellent and if you do get a tick you have to remove it correctly.

Why I chose Lyme DIsease..

Adrianna Henderson.

An old friend of mine that I grew up playing softball with has Lyme. She's in the middle picture below.