Lyme disease is now in the 50 states of America

Since 2010, the rate of positive tests for Lyme has increased by 11.2 percent nationwide, according to the report.

Lyme disease is now found in all 50 states of America and the District of Columbia, reveals a new study.

Chronic tick-borne disease has long been rampant in the northeast, which has historically accounted for 95 percent of cases.

But a new report from Quest Diagnostics, a New York-based database of clinical laboratory results, reveals that Lyme is now prevalent in the United States.

In particular, new advances are being made in California and Florida, where it was previously thought that the risk was negligible.

Meanwhile, the hot spots typical of Lyme disease are only increasingly risky: New England and Pennsylvania have seen increases of 50 percent and 78 percent respectively in the past two years.

Since 2010, the rate of positive tests for Lyme has increased by 11.2 percent nationwide, according to the report.

Since 2010, the rate of positive tests for Lyme has increased by 11.2 percent nationwide, according to the report.

Lyme disease has become more frequent in the United States. UU In recent years, according to the report. Since 2010, the rate of positive tests for Lyme has increased by 11.2 percent. The numbers remained constant between 2010 and 2014, before firing dramatically in just three years.

Florida and California, which historically are not associated with Lyme disease, drove that peak.

The Sunshine State reported 483 positive test results in 2017, an increase of 77 percent over 2015.

Meanwhile, the Golden State on the other side of the country reported 501, an increase of 194.5 percent.

New highs were observed in Georgia, Arizona, Ohio, Texas, Tennessee and Virginia.

Among those infected are Bella Hadid and her mother Yolanda, who often talk about the debilitating condition.

During a surveillance period of eight years from 2010-2017, positive test results were found that identify the infection with B. burgdorferi that causes Lyme disease in each of the 50 states and in Washington, District of Columbia.

During a surveillance period of eight years from 2010-2017, positive test results were found that identify the infection with B. burgdorferi that causes Lyme disease in each of the 50 states and in Washington, District of Columbia.

During a surveillance period of eight years from 2010-2017, positive test results were found that identify the infection with B. burgdorferi that causes Lyme disease in each of the 50 states and in Washington, District of Columbia.

The Sunshine State reported 483 positive results in 2017, an increase of 77 percent over 2015. Meanwhile, the Golden State across the country reported 501, an increase of 194.5 percent.

The Sunshine State reported 483 positive results in 2017, an increase of 77 percent over 2015. Meanwhile, the Golden State across the country reported 501, an increase of 194.5 percent.

The Sunshine State reported 483 positive results in 2017, an increase of 77 percent over 2015. Meanwhile, the Golden State across the country reported 501, an increase of 194.5 percent.

The typical hot spots of Lyme disease are only becoming more risky: New England and Pennsylvania have seen increases of 50 and 78 percent respectively in the last two years.

The typical hot spots of Lyme disease are only becoming more risky: New England and Pennsylvania have seen increases of 50 and 78 percent respectively in the last two years.

The typical hot spots of Lyme disease are only becoming more risky: New England and Pennsylvania have seen increases of 50 and 78 percent respectively in the last two years.

It is an infection transmitted from ticks to humans and animals through bites. The ticks that transmit the disease transmit a bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi to its victims. Usually, they collect the bacteria from infected animals, such as deer or mice.

Many people who are bitten by ticks do not get Lyme disease. The infection is transmitted by deer ticks, also known as black-legged ticks.

This particular type of tick is common in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic United States, according to the CDC. According to the NHS, deer ticks can be found throughout the United Kingdom, but they are especially common in the green and wooded areas of southern England and the Scottish Highlands.

The CDC recommends searching for ticks after entering areas where you may be in contact with them. Ticks should be removed within 48 hours to reduce their chances of getting Lyme disease, Cleveland Clinic infectious disease physician Alan Taege told WebMD.

To remove a tick safely, the NHS recommends the use of fine-tipped tweezers or a tool to remove ticks. Take the tick as close as possible to the skin and slowly pull it up.

Hadids fighting against Lyme: Bella (right) photographed at an event for the Lyme Global Alliance with her fellow brothers of supermodel Gigi and Anwar

Hadids fighting against Lyme: Bella (right) photographed at an event for the Lyme Global Alliance with her fellow brothers of supermodel Gigi and Anwar

Hadids fighting against Lyme: Bella (right) photographed at an event for the Lyme Global Alliance with her fellow brothers of supermodel Gigi and Anwar

Do not squeeze or crush the tick and be sure to discard it once it has been removed.

Clean the tick bite with an antiseptic or soap and water.

Unless you start to feel bad after removing a tick, there is no need to seek additional medical treatment.

Perhaps the most well-known and obvious sign of Lyme disease is a red bull's-eye rash that will appear around the site of the tick bite. Other early signs include fever, chills, headache, fatigue and pains in both muscles and joints.

If Lyme disease is not treated, patients may experience severe headaches and / or stiff neck, rashes in the body, arthritis, loss of muscle tone on one or both sides of the face, palpitations, brain swelling and the spinal cord and shooting pains, numbness or tingling in the hands or feet.

There are blood tests for Lyme disease, however, they are not immediately effective. According to the Mayo Clinic, blood tests are not considered reliable ways to diagnose Lyme disease until a few weeks after the infection has been contracted.

Early-stage Lyme disease is treated with antibiotics. Generally, patients are prescribed doxycycline between 10 days and three weeks. In contrast, a doctor may prescribe amoxicillin or cefuroxime for two or three weeks.

In many cases, antibiotics can help people with Lyme disease feel better. Those for whom the prescriptions do not work are referred to a hospital or clinic where they can receive stronger antibiotics intravenously.

Chronic Lyme disease, however, is a term used to describe "the attribution of several atypical syndromes to the prolonged infection of Borrelia burgdorferi," according to NCBI.

The only way to prevent Lyme disease is to prevent tick bites. There are several ways to do that.

You can avoid tick bites by properly covering yourself in high trousers and socks when entering wooded areas and spraying your body or clothing with a tick repellent containing DEET.

It is also believed that lemon oil and eucalyptus prevent tick bites.

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