What are the causes of Lyme disease?
Lyme disease is caused by bacteria carried by a family of ticks. Deer ticks are one of the most well-known members of this tick family, which can sometimes be no bigger than the head of a pin. To contract Lyme disease, you have to be bitten by an infected tick.

If you're bitten and the infected tick stays attached to your skin for an extended period of time, bacteria can travel from the tick's gut to your bloodstream. Soon the bacteria migrate to parts of the body where symptoms later may occur.

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1. What Is Lyme Disease?
2. What are the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease?
3. What are the causes of Lyme disease?
4. What are the risk factors?
5. When should I seek medical advice?
6. What are the screening and diagnosis procedures for Lyme disease?
7. What are the complications?
8. What are the treatment options?
9. How can I prevent Lyme disease?
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