New test for Lyme disease could spot the tick-borne infection in just 15 minutes – Daily Mail

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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