Lyme disease is a bacterial infection primarily transmitted by deer ticks, also known as black-legged ticks. These ticks are typically found in wooded and grassy areas.
This might be interesting: More than 300,000 Americans are diagnosed with Lyme disease every year. That's almost 6 times the number of people diagnosed with AIDS each year in the US. Many researchers state that the true number of cases is much higher. Terrifying, isn't it?
You should know that diagnosing the disease can be very difficult that is why many people who actually have Lyme may be misdiagnosed with other infections.