What is Lyme disease?

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection you can get when an infected tick bites you, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The first symptoms most people get is a rash that often looks like a bullseye. But, you might not have a rash at all.

As the infection spreads through your body, you can end up with more symptoms, including:

  • Body aches
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Stiff neck

Lyme disease can damage your nervous system, muscles and joints if not treated quickly.

Talk to your doctor for more information about Lyme disease.

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