Lyme's desease.

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1. It was first reported in the United States in 1977, in the town called Old Lyme, in Connecticut.

2. There are three stages of Lyme disease:

2.1. Stage 1, called early and localized Lyme disease. The bacteria has not yet spread throughout the body.

2.2. Stage 2, called Lyme disease of early dissemination. The bacteria has begun to spread throughout the body.

2.3. Stage 3, called late dissemination Lyme disease. The bacteria have spread throughout the body.

3. A tick has to remain attached to your body for 24 to 36 hours to transmit the bacteria to your blood

4. Black-legged ticks can be so small that it is almost impossible to see them.

5. Most people who are bitten by a tick do not get Lyme disease.

6. It is caused by the bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi (B burgdorferi)

7. It is a bacterial infection.

8. It spreads through the bite of one of several types of ticks.