- Lyme disease is quite common in rural areas of the United States and spreads through bites from infected ticks.
- Lyme disease can cause headaches, fatigue, sore muscles and joints, and a fever, but it may take from three days to a month for any symptoms to appear if they appear at all. It is possible to have no symptoms in the early stages of the disease.
- Lyme Disease symptoms can last for months or even years after a Lyme disease infection.
- Lyme disease is easily treated with antibiotics. For a small percentage of people the effects on Lyme disease can have long-term effects even after treatment.
- If left untreated, Lyme disease can cause problems with the skin, joints, the nervous system, memory problems, weakness and numbness of the arms and legs, and, less commonly, an irregular heartbeat and eye inflammation.