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Pay more attention to Lyme disease, danger area expanding

来源: Xinhua 作者: 2015-07-22 16:29:29

  A growing number of cases of Lyme disease has been found in unusual regions, according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  The high-risk areas of Lyme disease are keeping widening in all directions in the United States, especially in the Northeast, where around 182 counties have been confirmed as danger areas of this disease, an increase of almost 140 counties over the past 20 years.

  Pop singer Avril Lavigne described how she felt after she was diagnosed with the disease. "I was bedridden for five months. I felt like I couldn't breathe, I couldn't talk and I couldn't move. I thought I was dying," she said. It had taken her around eight months to recover in 2014.

  Lyme disease is a bacterial illness which can affect joints and nervous system. Fatigue, fever, muscle and joint aches and swollen lymph nodes sometimes a telltale rash on the tick bite are the main symptoms of Lyme disease.

  The treatment of this disease vary depends on how long it takes to diagnose after being infected. Simple treatment includes a single dose of the antibiotic doxycycline. Sometimes, it requires a three-week to one-month course of antibiotics.

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