From the CDC: Untreated Lyme disease can produce a wide range of symptoms, depending on the stage of infection. These include fever, rash, facial paralysis, and arthritis.
Ask you patients if you observe any of these symptoms and have might have tick bite, live in an area known for Lyme disease, or have recently traveled to an area where Lyme disease occurs. Read the full article.
Photo: “Most ticks go through four life stages: egg, six-legged larva, eight-legged nymph, and adult. After hatching from the eggs, ticks must eat blood at every stage to survive. Ticks that require this many hosts can take up to 3 years to complete their full life cycle, and most will die because they don't find a host for their next feeding.”
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