New test for Lyme disease could spot it in 15 minutes – The Irish News

A tick on human skin – the arachnids can carry and spread Lyme disease

WHEN it comes to Lyme disease – the potentially deadly infection spread by?ticks – the medical community is in complete agreement that the sooner treatment starts, the better.

That’s because, without prompt administration of antibiotics, there is a greater chance that the bacteria introduced by the tick bite will spread around the body and cause permanent – even fatal – damage to the heart or brain.

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