It’s Time to Recognize Lyme (Part II)

By Riva Preil After several months, the disease progresses to the third stage, late disseminated phase, if untreated.  By this point, the disease has spread throughout the body and to multiple organs which severely impairs one’s ability to function.  The joint pain intensifies and the neurological symptoms and pain (called Bannwarth syndrome) worsen. Permanent paresis …

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It’s Time to Recognize Lyme (Part I)

By Riva Preil Lyme disease is a bacterial infection (belonging to the Borrelia genus) which is transmitted via infected ticks.  The disease is named after the towns Lyme and New Lyme, Connecticut, where many cases were reported in 1975.  It is considered a vector transmitted disease, a disease that is transferred from one agent (such …

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