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The Signs and Symptoms of Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is an illness derived from bacteria that is transmitted by an insect bite. A black-legged tick, also known as a deer tick, most commonly transmits the disease to humans. Ticks frequent grassy areas and forests. It is important to take caution to avoid ticks when you live in these areas. Onset and severity of the symptoms of Lyme Disease may vary. Therefore, it is important to know the signs.

Information. Lyme disease affects people differently. The timeline in which symptoms appear may vary by weeks, months, or even years. The amount of time a tick spends attached to your skin is an important factor in your risks of contracting the disease. Typically, a tick that was removed in less than 36 hours will not transmit the disease. However, ticks are often difficult to spot, and the disease is a concern if you’ve been bitten.

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