Lyme disease

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Lyme disease

Prevention-Avoid ticks-If bitten, take tick out as soon as possible-If symptoms occur, visit the doctor

Basic InformationType of Pathogen: BacteriaTransmission: Infected tick biteFirst Symptom: Rash

Lyme Disease(Borrelia burgdorferi)

Lyme DiseaseInfo

This is the first sign of Lyme Disease: A rash that looks like a bull's eye

Treatment

Symptoms:-Fever-Headache-Muscle and Joint Aches-Stiff Neck-Fatigue-Chills-Rash

-Early Dectection-Antibiotics-Only time can cure Post-Lyme Disease Syndrome (PLDS)

-Most cases are reported in the summer-Found mostly in forrested areas of: Asia, north-western, central and eastern Europe, and the US

Lyme Disease can cause Post-Lyme Disease Syndrome, causing prolonged aches and pains. Lyme Disease can also put people at a greater risk of arthritis

Sources:1, World Health Organization (2013). WHO.int. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/ith/diseases/lyme/en/2. National Institutes of Health (2013). nlm.nih.gov. Retrieved from http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/lymedisease.html#cat13. Centers for Disease Control (2013). cdc.gov. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/.4. Google Images


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