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Lyme Disease

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lauren turnley

on 24 March 2012

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Transcript of Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease Lyme Disease is caused by...
A bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi.
Blacklegged ticks carry these bacteria. The ticks pick up the bacteria when they bite mice or deer that are infected with Lyme disease. You can get the disease if you are bitten by an infected tick Also called Blacklegged Ticks
Borrelia burgdorferi is a species of Gram-negative bacteria of the spirochete class. Blacklegged Ticks is predominant in North America, but also exists in Europe, and is the agent of Lyme disease.
A tick is a vector (transmitters of disease)
Ticks are blood suckers What are Borrelia burgdorferi... Symptoms of Lyme Disease...
Chills and Fever
Muscle and Joint Pain
Swollen Lymph Nodes
A red Rash that resembles a Bulls-Eye Effects of Lyme Disease short/long term...
Breif arthritic pain and swelling in lager joints such as the knee
Nervous System effects such as numbness, pain, particial paralysis official muscles and menigitis
Irregular Heart rythm Prevention of Lyme Disease...
Brush leaves away from your home.
Keep your lawn well maintained
Stay away from heavily wooded areas and high grassy areas Treatment and Cure for Lyme Disease...
Lyme Disease is treatable with antibiotics
Self Treatments to protect yourself from Lyme Disease...
•Wear light-colored socks and pants to help spot ticks
•Stay away from heavily wooded areas and high grassy areas
•A daily ritual of examining yourself, your kids, and your family pet for ticks should be followed History of Lyme Disease...
It was first identified in the United States in 1975.
Dr. Allen Steere discoverd Lyme Disease Cited Works By: Ana Lambeth and Lauren Turnley Dr. Allen Streere Red Rash that resembles a Bulls-Eye
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