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Information on Lyme disease

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Each year in America there's almost 20,000 cases of people infected with Lyme disease. You get the disease from a tick bite. If you are bitten and get the disease, you will get a round red rash around the bite and that can spread to different areas of your body. To avoid being bitten wear bug spray outdoors and try to stay out of the woods. If you are bitten be careful when you remove the tick. Infectious disease specialist Charles Schleupner, M.D., said, "Make sure to remove the head of the tick because it still contains bacteria." If you get a rash after being bitten by a tick, see a doctor. A couple of weeks of taking antibiotics should clear up the disease.

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