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Is Lyme Disease Sexually Transmitted?

Is Lyme Disease Sexually Transmitted?

Lyme disease in humans occurs when a deer tick infected with the bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi attaches itself to the body. The tick then travels around the body, searching for a good spot to embed itself under the skin. Ticks can take up to 48 hours to find...
Lyme Disease Chest Pain: What Does It Mean?

Lyme Disease Chest Pain: What Does It Mean?

Lyme disease is caused by the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria transmitted from deer ticks to humans. The bacterial infection enters the bloodstream and begins to multiply and spread throughout the body. The infection triggers the body’s immune response,...
Do Ticks Die in Winter?

Do Ticks Die in Winter?

Do ticks die in winter? If temperatures drop to between -2- and 14-degrees Fahrenheit, ticks will die. In temperatures ranging from 15 to 32 degrees Fahrenheit, ticks will go dormant. When temperatures rise above freezing, the ticks can become active again. It’s like...
Lyme Disease Eyes: Is Vision Affected?

Lyme Disease Eyes: Is Vision Affected?

Lyme disease is transmitted from a deer tick, or black-legged tick, to humans within 36 hours after attaching itself to your body. For a tick to survive, it must feed on blood. While doing so, it passes the Lyme disease bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi into your...
The Impact of Lyme Co-Infections and Proper Management

The Impact of Lyme Co-Infections and Proper Management

Ticks can carry multiple infections at once. This means they can also infect you with more than one disease when they bite and embed in your body. The Borrelia bacteria cause Lyme. This bacterium does not cause other infections. It is its own separate infection that...
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