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The Great Immitator: Lyme Disease

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Lyme disease is an illness caused by bites from infected deer ticks. Specifically deer ticks infected by the bacterium called Borrelia Burgdorferi. This disease is usually only contracted on the west coast, in wooded areas where ticks could easily drop on you and attach. Although, it can be found in other parts of the United States as well. It is also found in more than sixty other countries worldwide. More than 300,000 people are infected by this disease per year. Lyme disease's symptoms mimic those of other diseases which is why it is called the “The Great imitator.” It can affect any organ, including heart, lungs, and our nervous systems. This disease can be misdiagnosed with fibromyalgia and depression. Overall, Lyme Disease is a dangerous
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