How long after being bitten by a deer tick will you see symptoms of limes disease? What are the symptoms at the bite?

Not Medical Advice: Symptoms of Lyme disease caused by a deer tick occur about 7 to 10 days after a tick bite. A small, red bump may appear at the site of the bite. Redness typically expands and develops into a painless rash in a bull's-eye pattern. The rash, erythema migrans, is a sign that Borrelia bacteria is developing in the blood stream. Lyme disease is treated with antibiotics

A Las Cruces, New Mexico man was recently sentenced to 27 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release for wire fraud. He allegedly claimed to have a secret protocol to treat Lyme disease that was 100% successful and claimed to have successfully treated 3,000 patients.

The earliest case of Lyme disease was just discovered in a 5,300 years old Tyrolean iceman found in 1991 in the Alps close to the border between Italy and Austria.

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Updated on Monday, March 26 2012 at 11:45PM EDT
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