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Lyme Disease Fact Sheet Summer 2018

Lyme disease (LD) is an infection caused by Borrelia burgdoferi, a bacteria transmitted through the bite of an infected black-legged tick, commonly known as the deer tick. Most humans are infected through the bite of an immature tick (nymph) during the spring, summer, and fall months. Nymphs are the size of a poppy seed and difficult to see. Therefore, the nymphs have ample time to feed and transmit the infection (ticks need to be attached at least 24 to 36 hours to transmit the infection). Adult ticks are the size of a sesame seed and are most active during late summer and fall.





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