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  1. Lyme disease Jake Bagwell and Courtney Radtke-Sartore

  2. Lyme Disease • Lyme disease is a bacterial disease that is spread by ticks that carry around the bacteria Spirochetes. • Lyme disease has been around since 1975, when it got its name after several cases were identified. • First signs of Lyme disease are, fatigue and aches, and circular rash

  3. Symptoms • When having Lyme disease early symptoms may include fever, headache, fatigue, depression and characteristic circular rash. • Later symptoms may be failure in in joints, heart and central nervous system • The most common symptom appearing in 60-80 people infection is the circular rash called erythema Migrans (EM)

  4. Cures or antibiotics for Lyme disease • Some medicines include amoxicillin and doxycycline which usually last up to 14-21 days depending on age • Amoxicillin is an oral antibiotic used for upper respiratory infections. • Doxycycline is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections

  5. Lyme disease on a cellular level

  6. Who gets it and who spreads it • Any one who spends time out side and especially kids and elders. • Animals like dogs and cats usually get it • The tick comes from a deer which was infected

  7. History • The disease is named after the towns of Lyme and old Lyme in Connecticut, USA, where a number of cases involving people of all ages were identified in 1975

  8. Current research • At the Columbia university medical center they are using brain SPECT imaging with chronic Lyme disease

  9. How the disease spreads • Lyme disease is spread is spread by a black leg tick also known as a Lyme disease • It can also be spread by the dear tick

  10. Work cited • "Amoxicillin Information from Drugs.com." Drugs.com | Prescription Drug Information, Interactions & Side Effects. N.p., 7 Jan. 2013. Web. 12 Feb. 2013. <http://www.drugs.com/amoxicillin.html>. • "Butte County Public Health." Butte County. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Feb. 2013. <http://www.buttecounty.net/publichealth/cder/lyme.html>. • "Lyme Disease ." KidsHealth - the Web's most visited site about children's health. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Feb. 2013. <http://kidshealth.org/kid/ill_injure/sick/lyme_disease.html#>. • "Mayo Clinic." Mayo Clinic. N.p., 18 Sept. 2012. Web. 12 Feb. 2013. <http://mayoclinic.com>. • Veggeberg, Scott. Lyme disease. Springfield, NJ: Enslow Publishers, 1998. Print.