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The topic that I have chosen was Lyme disease I reason I chose this topic was because it is a very serious problem This disease though not usually fatal can cause serious illness Lyme Disease an infection caused by a spirochete spiral shaped bacterium that is transmitted to humans by the bite of an Ixodus tick thats been infected Since Lyme Disease is mistaken a lot of times for other diseases it is called The Great ImitatorLyme Disease is found on every continent except Antarctica it is most commonly found along the east coast of the United States It was first found in Old Lyme Connecticut There also is a lot of occurrences in the midwest and westcoast New research has identified Lyme Disease in the south also The picture shown in this report is of the Ixodus Scapularis the black legged Deer tick The Deer tick usually sits at the edge of a blade of grass or a branch as someone or some mammal brushes past it It is a parasite It needs to suck the blood of a mammal to survive To treat Lyme Disease intravenous antibiotics are needed Physicians do not yet agree on the optimal therapy Some physicians try pulse therapy weekly injections with no treatment in between long term 6 months to a year and combinations 2 or more antibiotics simultaneouslyThe only known way to get Lyme Disease is the bite of an infected tick The infection can pass form a pregnant mother to her child It was questioned whether it was possible to spread through sex mosquitoes fleas or by passing body fluids but this is not possible The longer the tick is attached to us the greater the chance of it passing the disease on to us Burning or pouring alcohol over a tick could cause the tick to regurgitate and inject some of its gut contents into our skin I have had a couple of ticks
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