What Is Lyme Disease?
Approximately 17,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported to the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention each year. Lyme disease is characterized by a distinctive rash, flu-like symptoms, and aching joints. Lyme disease can affect people of all ages in many different states. Typically it is carried by deer ticks that live in the low bushes and tall grasses of wooded areas and are most abundant in the spring, summer, and fall.

To contract Lyme disease, you have to be bitten by an infected tick. Although the percentage of people who are bitten by a deer tick and actually get Lyme disease is small, proper precautions should still be taken in areas where ticks live. Increased awareness and prevention methods are key to helping keep the number of Lyme disease cases to a minimum.

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1. What Is Lyme Disease?
2. What are the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease?
3. What are the causes of Lyme disease?
4. What are the risk factors?
5. When should I seek medical advice?
6. What are the screening and diagnosis procedures for Lyme disease?
7. What are the complications?
8. What are the treatment options?
9. How can I prevent Lyme disease?
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