Lyme Disease or Lyme Borreliosis is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and can be transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected tick.
Symptoms can include muscle and joint pain, a rash, fever, headache and tiredness. If it is not treated, more serious symptoms can include nerve damage and arthritis can develop as a result.
If you suspect you have symptoms of Lyme Disease please contact your GP as soon as possible, as Lyme Disease can be treated with a course of antibiotics but it is important to catch it in the early stages.
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