The ABC's of Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is caused by a spiral-shaped bacteria (spirochete) called Borrelia Burgdorferi. There are 5 subspecies of Borrelia Burgdorferi, more than 100 strains in the US, and around 300 strains all around the world. Lyme disease is caused by a tick bite.  However, fleas, mites, lice, mosquitoes, and biting flies can also transmit this disease. 

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Michelle McKeon
The Cataclysm of Lyme Stages

Lyme disease occurs in three stages. The stages of lyme disease are known as Early Localized, Early Disseminated, and Late Disseminated.  The severity of the symptoms can depend upon where the infection has spread in your body, genetic susceptibility, the strength of your immune system, if the tick that bit you carried any co-infections, and the length of time the infection has been in your body.

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