What Happens When You Contract Lyme Disease?

What Happens if You Contract Lime Disease

Here at Allison Pest Control, we’re considered to be the best NJ exterminator you can find, and it’s important to us that you stay informed about potential issues, such as Lyme disease.

What is Lyme Disease?

Lyme disease is caused when someone contracts the B. burgdorferi bacteria, which is spread by deer ticks. Fortunately, not all deer ticks carry the bacteria, and they must have bitten a deer or another animal that carries it in order to be infected. Also, studies have shown that in order for the bacteria to spread into the bloodstream of humans, ticks need to be attached for at least 24 hours. If someone does contract Lyme disease, it can lead to a chronic infection in the body.

What are the Symptoms of Lyme Disease?

Lyme disease progresses through three distinct stages.

• Stage 1: The early localized infection – this is characterized by a rash called erythema migrans, or EM rash. It is a circular rash on the body that looks like a bulls eye.

• Stage 2: Early disseminated infection – this occurs between one and four months after the bite, and symptoms can include Bells Palsy and arthritis.

• Stage 3: Late disseminated infection – this occurs several months to several years after the bite, and symptoms include sleep problems, chronic pain and memory loss.

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