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A characteristic rash may occur in someone with Lyme disease, a disease transmitted by ticks. This part of the eMedTV Web site provides an overview of Lyme disease, including information on treatment, prevention, and possible symptoms.
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The deer tick (also known as the black-legged tick) can spread Lyme disease to humans and other animals. This eMedTV article outlines the life stages of this tick and explains how they transmit Lyme disease.
During the tick removal process, avoid crushing the tick's body. As this eMedTV article explains, it is okay if the tick's mouthparts stay in the skin. This part of the archives explains the correct way to remove a tick.
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