Everything you need to know about the Lyme disease.

It is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi

It is rarely also caused by Borrelia mayonii.  

B. burgdorferi is transmitted to humans by a bite from a deer tick.

Lyme disease was first recognized in the town of Old Lyme.Hence the name.

Symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue

It is also characterized by a skin rash called erythema migrans.

Treatment includes treating the patient with a few weeks of antibiotics. 

Prevention : use of insect repellent, removing ticks promptly, applying pesticides, and reducing tick habitat.

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