Humans contract Lyme disease via the bite of an infected tick, according to Mayo Clinic. When an infected tick bites a human, it passes the Borrelia burgdorferi bacterium through the skin and into the person's bloodstrea... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Mayo Clinic, oral and intravenous antibiotics are used to treat early-stage Lyme disease, while later stages sometimes manifest chronic sy... More »

Lyme disease photos on both WebMD and MedicineNet are graphic in nature, although both sites offer some less graphic photos as well. Lyme disease results from infection with the Borrelia burgdorferi bacterium, according ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

When Lyme disease is transmitted through a tick bite, it often produces a rash that takes a bull's-eye shape with a centralized red spot surrounded by a red ring, as stated by Mayo Clinic. The rash develops over several ... More »

The bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi causes Lyme disease, according to Mayo Clinic. Deer or black-legged ticks carry the bacterium, passing it to humans through bites. The bite allows the bacterium to make its way into the... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

The likelihood of contracting Lyme disease from a tick bite is very small, particularly if the tick is removed from the skin within 24 hours. However, it is possible for other diseases be transmitted more quickly, notes ... More »

Early symptoms of Lyme disease may include a rash around the site of the tick bite and flu-like symptoms, according to Mayo Clinic. As the disease progresses, symptoms may include severe joint pain and swelling and neuro... More »