According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 300,000 people are affected by Lyme disease every year, but the statistics could be higher because a lot of cases remain undetected and undiagnosed. Judging by these estimates, it is safe to say that Lyme disease is quite prevalent in the United States.
In fact, it is the most common vector-borne disease in the country. Some celebrities have also spoken about their battle with the disease, leading to more awareness.
Lyme disease can affect anyone at any age. Those who love the outdoors are more at risk of exposure to ticks that bring the disease. Knowing this, it’s natural to feel somewhat worried.
If you are looking for ways to keep yourself and your family safe from this disease, you’re in luck. At Urgent Care of the Palm Beaches, we believe that prevention is better than treatment.
As the first step to prevention is learning as much as you can about the disease, we’ll discuss what you should know about it. Read on to know the cause and symptoms associated with Lyme disease, as well as some prevention tips. We’ll also share how you can tell whether it’s time to seek medical services for your symptoms.
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