Originally, Lyme disease was only a problem in Northeast. Unfortunately, it has now west westward and has become a common problem in the Midwest.
For someone to contract the disease the tick must be attached for 48 hours or more. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection carried by deer ticks.
Lyme disease can be a serious issue and cause many health problems if it is undetected and untreated early.
People infected with Lyme disease are normally treated effectively without any problems. However, that doesn't mean if you've been out in the woods or in tick-prone areas, it is important to check yourself for ticks. If you see an attached tick, or a Lyme disease rash, seek medical help right away.