Lyme disease, also known as Lyme borreliosis, is a bacterial infection caused by the bacteria of the Borrelia type and is transmitted to humans by the bite of infected ticks of the Ixodes genus. People with early-stage Lyme disease develop an expanding area of redness at the site of the tick bite about a week after it has occurred. Some people also experience flu-like symptoms in the early stages, such as fever, headache and feeling tired. If left untreated, serious symptoms may develop which includes loss of the ability to move one or both sides of the face, joint pains, and severe headaches. Antibiotics are the primary treatment. A course of antibiotic tablets, capsules or liquid is given for two- to four-week, depending on the stage of the condition.
Related Journals of Lyme disease
Health Systems and Policy Research, Health Science Journal, Journal of Zoonoses Research, CDC and Zoonotic Disease, Journal of Foodborne and Zoonotic Diseases.