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How Dangerous Is Lyme Disease?

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Published on Jun 16, 2015

Every summer, the number of tick bites goes up, and with it, the number of cases of lyme disease. What is this disease, and it really that deadly?

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Lyme Disease Bacteria Older than the Human Race
http://news.discovery.com/human/healt...
“The bacteria that causes Lyme disease has been around for a super-whopping long time, according to evidence pried from ticks trapped in amber some 15 to 20 million years ago.”

Iceman May Hold Earliest Evidence of Lyme Disease
http://news.discovery.com/history/arc...
“The 5,300-year-old ice mummy dubbed Ötzi, discovered in the Eastern Alps about 20 years ago, appears to have had the oldest known case of Lyme disease, new genetic analysis has revealed.”

Increasing evidence points to inflammation as source of nervous system manifestations of Lyme disease
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/...
“About 15 percent of patients with Lyme disease develop peripheral and central nervous system involvement, often accompanied by debilitating and painful symptoms.”

It's Spring – Time to Prevent Lyme Disease
http://www.cdc.gov/features/lymedisease/
“Lyme disease is the most commonly occurring vector-borne disease in the United States. An estimated 300,000 infections occur each year, of which only 30,000 are reported to CDC by state health departments.”
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