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Unformatted text preview: LYME DISEASE By Caitlin Jandrositz, Nafisa Waezzadah, Saba Surmaty, Christi Kruse, Anastasia Mishutina, and Biology 301 December 1, 2008 Overview What is Lyme Disease? Biological Mechanism Diagnosis Treatment Prevention What is Lyme Disease? Lyme disease is an infection caused by a BACTERIUM called Borrelia burgdorferi. It is carried by deer ticks and is transmitted though a bite. It is the most prevalent arthropod- borne illness in the US. It got its name from Lyme, Connecticut because an outbreak there helped to single out the disease. Lyme disease has been reported all over the world, but is most prevalent in the United States. http://www.aldf.com What is Lyme Disease? Lyme Disease is a multisystem inflammatory disease. It starts by infecting the skin, as it disseminates it affects the nervous system and joints. In its final stages it affects other organ systems as well. Symptoms Early Stage Bulls eye rash at site of bite Swollen lymph glands near bite General achiness Headache Disseminated Stage Two or more rashes not at site of bite Migrating pains in joints/tendons Headache Stiff/aching neck Facial palsy Tingling or numbness in extremities Multiple enlarged lymph glands Abnormal pulse Sore throat Changes in vision Fever of 100 102 F Severe fatigue Late Stage Arthritis in one of two large joints Disorientation, confusion, inability to concentrate, or short term memory loss. Numbness in arms/hands or legs/feet. Almost never fatal. Reported Cases in the United Stated - 2004 One dot for each reported case http://www.aldf.com/usmap.shtml Lyme Disease Risk in United States http://www.aldf.com/usmap.shtml Lyme Disease Risk in Northern Virginia Risk of Getting Lyme Disease Deer ticks and black-legged ticks are the only two types that are transmitters of Lyme disease. These ticks live on white-footed mice and deer....
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