Lyme disease By:Aaron Narvaez

It is caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi, which is transmitted by the deer tick.

The lyme disease is most found in the north eastern part of the US.

Signs and symptoms: Pain in the joints or muscles. Stiffness or swelling in the bone or joints . Bull's-eye pattern or rash. (shown in the picture above)

Treatment and cures: Antibiotics, Penicillin Antibiotic, and non Steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.

Number of deaths caused by lyme disease: As seen on the picture, there have been a great amount of deaths ranging from 2007-2011.

Ways to prevent the disease:

1. Wear repellent 2.Check for ticks daily 3. shower soon after being outdoors

(Swelling of the joints, bulls-eye pattern)


Created with images by Meli1670 - "common wood bock deer tick tick"

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