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Lyme Disease Answers   

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Lyme disease is transmitted through a bite from an infected tick. These ticks, often the size of a poppy seed, can leave an undetectable bite.
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People often develop flu-like symptoms a week or so after becoming infected, Approximately 50% infected get a bull’s eye rash. Many people are asymptomatic but can develop Lyme symptoms months or years later.

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Tickborne diseases have been reported in all 48 contiguous states and Alaska, though the majority is focused in the Northeast and Midwest, with 14 states accounting for over 85% of cases.
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Lyme disease is caused by bacteria called  Borrelia burgdorferi that is only transmitted to humans when they are bitten by an infected tick.

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Lyme is the fastest growing vector-borne disease in America.

What is Lyme

disease?  

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Symptoms

Common symptoms include: fatigue, neck stiffness or pain, jaw discomfort, muscle pain, joint aches like arthritis 
(typically in the knees), swollen glands, memory loss, cognitive confusion, vision problems, digestive issues, headaches and fainting.
 
Called the great imitator; looking like many other health ailments
(Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Bells Palsy, ADD, MS, Lupus, Influenza and COVID-19).

LYME 101

  • San Diego Lyme Alliance Empowerment Circle 2021
    Zoom
    Sep 21, 6:00 PM
    Zoom
    As part of our continuing focus to connect and empower those in the Lyme Disease community, we are hosting a monthly Empowerment Circle that takes place via Zoom.
  • Bay Area Lyme Speaker Series: Victoria Blahlo, PhD
    Sanford Burnham Prebys
    Nov 03, 6:00 PM
    Sanford Burnham Prebys, 10905 Rd to the Cure, San Diego, CA 92121, USA
    TOPIC: The immune system has the power to protect us from invading pathogens and cancer or to initiate a “self-destruct” sequence that consumes us with inflammation and autoimmunity.
  • TBD
    Walk For Lyme San Diego 2022
    San Diego
    Time is TBD
    San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
    Bay Area Lyme Foundation and San Diego Lyme Alliance will be carrying the torch in Spring, 2022 for the annual San Diego Walk/Rally.
  • TBD
    The Red Ring: Live Q&A w/ Cast & Crew (Rescheduled)
    Location is TBD
    Time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    Project Lyme is excited to present this event raising awareness of upcoming Lyme disease documentary, The Red Ring.
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Quidel is one of the nation’s leaders in rapid Lyme disease testing. Using the same technology principles applied to the rapid testing for Lyme disease, the California-based corporation has been a worldwide pioneer in developing products and health solutions that aid in the detection and diagnosis of other diseases as well, including influenza, COVID-19, RSV, strep A, herpes, pregnancy, thyroid disease, cardiovascular disease and other vitally important breakthroughs.
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