Although Lyme ticks are more prominent during warmer weather, they still exist even in the colder seasons. We’re here with 10 facts that you MUST know.

Lyme disease is an infectious disease transmitted to humans from tick bites. Ticks infected with the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi cause the disease and are most active from April to September, which means spring and summer are the prime times for infection. With the right steps and regular tick checks, you can prevent Lyme disease. Most cases can be treated and cured.

Here are ten facts about ticks and Lyme Disease:

1. You can only get Lyme disease from a tick bite

2. Not all ticks carry Lyme disease. 

3. You can probably remove the tick by yourself if you notice it in time.

4. In most cases, it takes 36 to 48 hours for an infected tick to transmit Lyme disease after it attaches itself to you.

5. There was once a Lyme disease vaccine that was discontinued in 2002.

6. The most common symptom of Lyme disease is a rash that looks like a bull’s eye. 

7. Lyme disease is officially diagnosed with a blood test.

8. Most cases of Lyme disease can be treated and cured with antibiotics.

9. Lyme disease doesn’t go away in all cases, even with treatment.

10. You can take precautions to prevent Lyme disease. 

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