The Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA) provides opinions on different topics about the medicine and the politics of tick-borne diseases (TBD) in this LDA Blog section of the website. This section is divided into the President’s Blog where the LDA President discusses timely issues on TBD and the LDA Guest Blogs from the perspective of knowledgeable individuals.
Lyme disease symptoms and signs can vary depending on what stage of Lyme disease the patient has. Lyme disease is an infection caused by either Borrelia burgdorferi or Borrelia mayonii 1 bacteria, the latter recently discovered in the Midwest to cause Lyme disease. Both bacteria are transmitted by the Ixodes scapularis tick (deer tick).