pathogens project
Updated: 5/25/2020
pathogens project
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  • Today we are gonna talk about Lyme disease!
  • These next few slides will tell you everything from what it is to the treatments of this disease.
  • Lyme disease or borrelia burgdorferi, is a type of disease transmitted by the deer tick.
  • the symptoms of this disease are rash, fever, chills, fatigue, body aches, headaches, swollen lymph nodes, and neck stiffness.
  • left untreated, complications can occur, including chronic joint inflammation, neurological symptoms like facial palsy and neuropathy, and heart rhythm irregularities.
  • untreated problems :
  • chronic joint inflammation of the knee
  • facial palsyneuropathy
  • heart rhythm irregularities
  • However, their are treatments to this disease. the treatments are antibiotics such as oral antibiotics and intravenous antibiotics.
  • treatments :
  • oral antibiotics
  • intravenous antibiotics
  • other information :
  • the bacteria is carried by the deer tick and the bacteria is most common in the united states.
  • the bacteria can be caught by going in the woods and not being covered properly. This increases your chances of getting it.
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