What Is Lyme Disease? What Are the Signs and Symptoms?

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“Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne infection in North America.”

 - Dr. Thomas Mather, Tick Expert, University of Rhode Island Tick Encounter Resource Center

Caused by a spirally shaped bacterium transmitted from tick to host, Lyme Disease can cause various symptoms and serious side effects, including neurological and heart complications. 

The most common first symptoms of Lyme disease include: 

  • A rash
  • Fever
  • Achiness
  • And more

Do all ticks carry Lyme Disease?

No, not all types of ticks carry the Lyme Disease germ, but Blacklegged ticks and Western Blacklegged ticks do. Want to learn more about different ticks, where they can be found, and what diseases they may carry? Find out here

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