What's to Know About Lyme Meningitis?

Q:
What’s to know about lyme meningitis?

A:
People get infected with lyme meningitis after they are bitten by a tick that carries Borrelia burgdorferi or Borrelia mayonii bacteria.

Symptoms:
Early stage:

  • Symptoms similar to flu, including headache, fatigue, fever and chills.
  • Rash. If you’re infected, the red spot will become larger over time while the center of it clears. You don’t feel any pain or itch from the red area.

Later stage:

  • Problems in the nerve system.
  • Other parts of your body showing Erythema migrans
  • Pain in joints.

Prevention:

  • Get rid of a tick carefully and soon with tweezers. Apply antiseptic to the area where the tick stayed.
  • Make sure your pets and children don’t carry ticks. They are the size of a pin head. So you may not find them if you don’t look carefully.
  • Avoid going to woods, bushy areas or grassland.

 

 

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