Lyme Disease, the Great Imitator

A Few Basics About Lyme Disease Lyme Disease is the most common vector-borne multi-systemic disease in the USA and Europe, caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. This is only one of many species in the worldwide family of Borrelia. It is transmitted by: Mosquitos and fleas Biting insects Blood transfusions Sexual intercourse Trans-Placental to Fetus Unpasteurized Mild Breast Feeding Food Symptoms of People Diagnosed with Lyme Disease Severe headaches and neck stiffness Erythema migrans (EM) rashes on the bite sight or other areas of the body Facial palsy (loss of muscle tone or droop on one or both sides of …

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