Lime disease was first discovered in 1975 which was originally mistaken for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. The bacterium involved was first described in 1981 by Willy Burgdorfer.
The Lyme disease bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi, is spread through the bite of infected ticks. The blacklegged tick (or deer tick, Ixodes scapularis) spreads the disease in the northeastern, mid-Atlantic, and north-central United States.
The Symptoms You may experience when you have lyme disease are pain in your joints or muscles. You may feel fatigued, have a fever, or malaise. Your joints may feel stiff or begin to swell. You may see a bull's-eye pattern rash or headache
How To Treat It
- Penicillin antibiotic
- Nonsteroidal anti-Inflammatory drug
Make sure to treat as soon as possible before symptoms get worst