Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is an infection caused by a bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi, which is spread to humans via the bite of infected black-legged ticks, commonly known as deer ticks. More than 95% of Lyme disease cases come from the northeastern quarter of the United States, from Maine down to Virginia, and between the east coast and the western border of Minnesota. Symptoms usually begin three to 30 days after you're bitten and often resemble the flu. If left untreated, Lyme disease can lead to other symptoms weeks later, including severe fatigue and rashes.

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