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Lyme disease is transmitted through the bite of a tick that is infected with Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria. Symptoms typically include a rash, fever, and fatigue, among other things. A healthcare provider will often make a diagnosis based on symptoms alone, but in some cases, laboratory tests will be used. Treatment usually involves antibiotics.
 
(Click Lyme Disease to learn more about this condition, including how you can prevent transmission in the first place and whether any ticks you find should be tested.)
 
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