Lyme Disease: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Facts to watch, prevention and complications

Lyme disease is a very serious vector borne transmitted infection. If not treated promptly, the symptoms and signs can develop into severe complications like chronic arthritis, heart problems, and neurological impairments.

May was established as the World’s Lyme Disease Awareness Month, but just a month isn’t enough to get well informed about this serious vectorborne transmitted infection that affects so many people in certain regions of the United States of America.


  • May is the World’s Lyme Disease Awareness Month.
  • It’s the most common tick-borne (vectorborne) disease in the United States.
  • It doesn’t occur nationwide, and is concentrated heavily in the northeast and upper Midwest.
  • There are 300,000 reported Lyme disease cases each year.
  • Children and teenagers make up 25% of all reported Lyme disease cases; hence, at least 75,000 children are diagnosed with Lyme disease annually, and 205 each day.
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