You may already know that lyme disease comes from a tick bite. It can cause very uncomfortable symptoms, including fever, headache, fatigue and a skin rash. If left untreated, and it often does because the afflicted may not realize that they were bit by a tick or confuse their symptoms for other conditions, lyme disease can spread to the joints, heart and nervous system.
There is not really any information on how Stanton got encephalitis. According to one report, he started experiencing severe headaches. From there, things really took a turn for the worse. He was taken to the hospital where they confirmed that he had an infection in his brain. He eventually fell into a coma, and doctors confirmed he had some brain damage. His sister said that doctors gave him a 40 percent chance of waking up from the coma.
Each year, around 300,000 people get diagnosed with Lyme disease in the U.S. Most of these cases are concentrated in the Northeast and upper Midwest areas of the country. It all starts with a tick bite. Just one small bite can cause fatigue, headaches, fever, sweats, chills, muscle and joint pain, sleep trouble and memory issues. Many of the symptoms of Lyme overlap with other diseases, so getting the right diagnosis can be tricky. The best way to stop Lyme is prevention. We need to get ahead of the tick bite.
Lyme disease starts with a simple tick-bite, and it’s been on the rise in the United States. This bite introduces bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi into the skin, which can cause a round, gradually expanding rash (Erythema migrans). If left untreated, these bacteria may travel throughout the body, causing a variety of symptoms involving the joints, nervous system and heart.
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