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  Lyme Disease
 

Lyme Disease was discovered and named in the late 1970’s when arthritis was discovered in a large group of children in and around Lyme , Connecticut . This infectious disease is transmitted by the bite of infected deer ticks. Lyme Disease is caused by the bacteria, Borrelia Burgdorferi. In close to half of all cases of Lyme Disease, a rash or lesion called erythema migrans presents itself. The rash is best described as an expanding red ring. Often times the rash symptom of Lyme Disease is confused with poison ivy, spider/insect bites, or even ringworm. Consider the symptoms that follow:

  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Stiff neck
  • Fever
  • Muscle aches
  • Fatigue
  • Joint aches
  • General depression

Lyme Disease is treated with antibiotics. Timely treatment can increase the chances of recovery and may even lessen the severity of any later symptoms in both animals and humans. The most effective treatment will be recommended by your physician or in the case of animals by a veterinarian. Treatments of Lyme Disease will also depend on the stage of the disease. Treatment for later stages of Lyme Disease is more difficult often requiring extended and repeated courses of antibiotic therapy. In both animals and humans treatment failures and relapses can occur.

 
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