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LYME DISEASE

DESCRIPTION

Lyme disease an inflammatory disease is caused by a bacteria that is contracted from ticks. 

LOCATION

Lyme disease is found in mountains or highland regions in the western states in the US and western parts of Canada that have shrub cover, pines, and rocky areas.

CAUSE

Lyme disease is caused by a bite from an infected tick.

SYMPTOMS

Symptoms of Lyme disease include
Rash that looks like a bullseye with central clearing or darkening of the edges. Occurs in 65 to 75 percent of reported cases
Other skin lesions on other areas of the body that last days or even weeks
Headache
Inflammation of eye membranes
Jaw discomfort
Joint pain
Muscle pain
Stiffness of the neck
Swollen glands
Joint manifestations, heart problems , and nervous system problems may occur if left untreated.

TREATMENT

Consult a doctor for medical treatment

PREVENTION

When outdoors avoid tick infested areas in the spring and summer
Wear long sleeves and pants when outdoors 

OTHER FACTS

In 1992 over 9000 cases of Lyme disease that were contracted from deer ticks were reported in the upper midwest and north eastern parts of the US.