How long does it take for a tick to give you Lyme disease?



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    Lyme disease can be transmitted through the bite of a deer tick, and symptoms will emerge in 3 to 30 days. According to the NY health website:

    “In 60-80 percent of cases, a rash resembling a bull’s eye or solid patch, about two inches in diameter, appears and expands around or near the site of the bite. Sometimes, multiple rash sites appear. The early stage of Lyme disease is usually marked by one or more of the following symptoms: chills and fever, headache, fatigue, stiff neck, muscle and/or joint pain, and swollen glands. If Lyme disease is unrecognized or untreated in the early stage, more severe symptoms may occur.”

    It’s very important that Lyme disease is treated as early as possible. You should see your doctor immediately if you think you might be infected. See the link below for a fact sheet on the disease.

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