Lyme disease is becoming an increasing concern for many Americans. In the strict definition of the disease, it is a condition that is transmitted by a deer tick. The tick acts as a vector that transmits a spiral shaped bacterium from a deer to a human after attaching. The bacterium then creates a bulls eye rash, which is generally a round, raised rash, about a couple inches or so in diameter at the location of the tick bite.

If one gets on antibiotics right away they are cured; if they delay they will probably get a more chronic condition that can involve joints, neurological problems, and various other symptoms that will be harder to cure and will require long term courses of antibiotics.

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