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What you need to know. 

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.