In this paper I will discuss Lyme Disease as it .
relates to it's causes, the effects that Lyme .
Disease has on the body, both physical .
and mental, how it is transmitted and lastly the .
method of treatment. Lyme Disease is an infection .
caused by Borrelia burgodorferi, a type of .
bacterium carried by deer-ticks. Infected ticks .
can transmit bacterium to humans and animals. You .
can be infected by the deer tick if it has been .
attached to your skin for about 36-48 hours. .
Untreated bacterium travels through the .
bloodstream and can cause a number of symptoms, .
some are severe. To prevent being infected by the .
deer-ticks wear enclosed shoes, light-colored .
clothing with a tight weave to spot ticks easily, .
scan clothes and any exposed skin frequently when .
outdoors, use insect repellant containing DEET, .
avoid sitting directly on the ground or on stone .
walls, and keep long hair tied back, Lyme Disease .
can turn itself into a multi-system inflammatory .
disease that affects the skin in its early stage .
and spread to the joints, nervous system and to .
other organ systems in later stages. .
In it's early stages the physical problems could .
show is that it can appear as a solid red .
expanding rash, it could be about 5 to 6 inches .
in diameter, or it could show as a central spot .
surrounded by clear skin that is in turn ringed .
by an expanding rash kind of like a bull's-eye. .
They can appear anywhere on the body that has .
creases like on the back of the knee, the armpit, .
and on nape of the neck. The mental problems that .
could occur is headache, joint pains, chills, .
fever, fatigue, aching neck, abnormal pulse, sore .
throat, and change in vision. .
Treatment that is begun during the first three .
weeks will most likely provide a cure, but the .
cure rate decreases the longer the treatment is .
delayed. There are three oral antibiotics are .
most highly recommended for treatment of all but .
a few symptoms of Lyme Disease. Studies have .