Lyme Disease is a tick-borne infection caused by a spirochete germ (similar to the same germ that causes Syphyllis….a cousin. The germ (spirochete bacterium) is called Borrelia Bergdorferi.
It is contracted when a person is bit by an infected tick. The blacklegged tick (or deer tick, Ixodes scapularis) spreads the disease in the northeastern, mid-Atlantic, and north-central United States. The western blacklegged tick (Ixodes pacificus) spreads the disease on the Pacific Coast. The tick is the size of a sesame seed and can be as small as a poppy seed. The tick needs to be attached for 36-48 hours to cause infection and usually the larger ticks are identified and removed…small ticks may not be.
Ticks do not jump or fly, but rather drop onto the skin when a person brushes by grass or plants that have infected ticks on them.
Symptoms include: A classic rash called Erythema Chronicum Migrans. Beyond the rash, symptoms typically include: FEVER, HEADACHE, SWOLLEN GLANDS, SORE JOINTS.
Symptoms can last for weeks to months.
Treatment: Antibiotics are very effective in treating this disease.
Long term: There are patients who have ongoing symptoms for months to years after infection, even when effectively treated. Additional research is being done to understand how this can be.
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