According to the CDC, Lyme disease is transmitted to humans through 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 such as a rash, and the possibility of exposure to infected ticks. Laboratory testing is helpful if used correctly and performed with validated methods.

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, applying pesticides, and reducing tick habitat.

The ticks that transmit Lyme disease can occasionally transmit other tickborne diseases as well.

If you or loved one were misdiagnosed or mistreated with regard to Lyme disease, let us at help you find a Lyme disease lawyer who may assist you with your Lyme disease claim. You may reach us toll-free in the United States at 800-295-3959.

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