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Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans by the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans. If left untreated, infection can spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system. Lyme disease is diagnosed based on symptoms, physical findings (e.g., rash), and the possibility of exposure to infected ticks; laboratory testing is helpful in the later stages of disease. Most cases of Lyme disease can be treated successfully with a few weeks of antibiotics. Steps to prevent Lyme disease include using insect repellent, removing ticks promptly, landscaping, and integrated pest management. The ticks that transmit Lyme disease can occasionally transmit other tick-borne diseases as well.
Psychological distress before COVID-19 infection associated with increased risk of long COVID

Psychological distress before COVID-19 infection associated with increased risk of long COVID

Oncolytic viruses boost the immune capacity to effectively target and destroy cancer cells

Oncolytic viruses boost the immune capacity to effectively target and destroy cancer cells

Highly sensitive DNA test identifies neuroborreliosis in horses

Highly sensitive DNA test identifies neuroborreliosis in horses

Lyme disease remains a growing public health concern in the United States, says FAIR Health study

Lyme disease remains a growing public health concern in the United States, says FAIR Health study

COVID-19 risks may be heightened by history of Lyme disease

COVID-19 risks may be heightened by history of Lyme disease

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How Pfizer won the pandemic, reaping outsize profit and influence

It’s hot outside — and that’s bad news for children’s health

It’s hot outside — and that’s bad news for children’s health

Detection of prior SARS-CoV-2 infection by T-cell receptor sequencing

Detection of prior SARS-CoV-2 infection by T-cell receptor sequencing

Researchers identify a potential new test for early diagnosis of Lyme disease

Researchers identify a potential new test for early diagnosis of Lyme disease

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Can wearables transform the future of healthcare?

Climate change is sickening, literally!

Climate change is sickening, literally!

The emergence of infectious diseases from the "germ’s eye view”

The emergence of infectious diseases from the "germ’s eye view”

Experts highlight the neurological effects of SARS-CoV-2 and the need for rigorous research

Experts highlight the neurological effects of SARS-CoV-2 and the need for rigorous research

Strains - not species - of gut bacteria may provide better insights into the microbiome

Strains - not species - of gut bacteria may provide better insights into the microbiome

Virginia Tech researchers discover potential target for diagnosing and treating Lyme disease

Virginia Tech researchers discover potential target for diagnosing and treating Lyme disease

Tapping into the wealth of citizen science data to provide better estimate for tick numbers

Tapping into the wealth of citizen science data to provide better estimate for tick numbers

Novel Lyme disease vaccine may also combat other tick-borne diseases

Novel Lyme disease vaccine may also combat other tick-borne diseases

HORIBA to showcase novel POCKIT Central PCR analyser at BEVA and Vets North

HORIBA to showcase novel POCKIT Central PCR analyser at BEVA and Vets North

Lyme disease linked to increased risk of mental disorders, suicidality

Lyme disease linked to increased risk of mental disorders, suicidality

Study demonstrates the potency of herbal medicines against Bartonella henselae

Study demonstrates the potency of herbal medicines against Bartonella henselae

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