Lyme disease, also known as Lyme borreliosis, is a vector-borne disease caused by the Borrelia bacterium, which is spread by ticks in the genus Ixodes. The most common sign of infection is an expanding red rash, known as erythema migrans, which appears at the site of the tick bite about a week afterwards.
How is Lyme disease transmitted?
It is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected black-legged ticks. Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans ("bullseye rash"). If left untreated, infection can spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system.
What kind of ticks carry Lyme disease?
In North America, Lyme disease is transmitted mainly by two species of ticks:
Blacklegged tick (sometimes called the deer tick), Ixodes scapularis.
Western blacklegged tick, Ixodes pacificus.
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