Chronic fatigue syndrome
Depression and other psychiatric illnesses
The illness typically worsens as the underlying infection progresses unchecked, says the LymeDisease.org website.
“Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks,” says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Common symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue and a skin rash.
As more people venture outdoors to visit parks, take hikes and enjoy camping, they are increasingly susceptible to ticks that could transmit Lyme disease. Children and older adults are more likely to suffer from the infection.
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