We had a special guest on our show this morning and I learned something I NEVER knew...Lyme Disease, what it is, the symptoms and you can be screened this weekend in Pasco

What is Lyme disease?

Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi, that’s transmitted to humans through a bite from an infected black-legged or deer tick. Symptoms can occur anywhere from 3 to 30 days after the bite, and symptoms can be wide-ranging, depending on the stage of the infection.

For most people, the disease causes flu-like symptoms. About 80% of people who get it fully recover by taking antibiotics, the CDC says.

Listen to our interview with Tavia Morse with Fighting Tigers.org

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