The next time you hear the phrase “myalgic encephalomyelitis” you might be wondering what that means.
There’s a good chance you’re not alone.
The Lyme disease virus is believed to be transmitted through a bite by an infected tick, which can trigger symptoms in up to 90 percent of people with symptoms, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In some cases, symptoms are more severe and can last for months or years.
Symptoms include fever, fatigue, headache, muscle aches, muscle weakness, muscle pain, muscle stiffness, loss of coordination, joint pain, joint swelling, joint or muscle pain that is not relieved by rest, or muscle weakness that is severe.
Symptoms may be present for as long as two weeks.
Symptom severity and duration can vary widely depending on the patient’s age and severity.
In a study conducted by researchers at the University of California, Davis, the researchers found that patients with milder Lyme disease symptoms, like headache, could have symptoms lasting for as little as two to four weeks.
The symptoms can be severe and disabling, as well as potentially life-threatening, and can cause symptoms ranging from fever, cough, fatigue and sore throat to a persistent cough and headaches that last months or even years.
The CDC has identified at least 10,000 cases of Lyme disease in the U.S. and about 20,000 deaths, according the Centers For Disease Control (CDC).
The U.K. has seen the most cases reported, with more than 4,300 cases and nearly 20,500 deaths, and France has seen around 300 cases and more than 6,000 people killed.
The Centers for Prevention and Control (CPC) estimates that about 50,000 Americans are infected with Lyme disease every year.
The CDC also has a web page about Lyme disease, which is available in English, French, German and Spanish.
A diagnosis of Lyme infection, whether by a tick bite or other means, is usually based on a physical examination and a blood test.
There are a variety of tests that can be used to diagnose Lyme, including a blood sample that can detect antibodies, which are the same as antibodies to the Lyme disease bacterium, or ELISA, the enzyme that detects Lyme disease.
In the United States, Lyme disease is considered a “pre-infectious” condition, meaning it’s more likely to occur in people who don’t have other infections, and that it’s usually not associated with any other symptoms, including fever, muscle or joint pain or other symptoms.
But the risk of getting Lyme disease and getting it from other sources increases as the symptoms progress.
A person with a known infection, such as the flu, can also transmit the infection.
Symphases can be very specific, too.
Some people who have no symptoms will develop flu-like symptoms, while others with a fever, sore throat or other signs of illness may not be able to get sick from it.
If a person has other symptoms including headaches or joint stiffness, they may also have Lyme disease (but it can be hard to distinguish the disease from other symptoms like fatigue and muscle pain).
Treatment can help prevent Lyme disease infections, but it doesn’t necessarily protect people from them, especially if symptoms are severe.
If symptoms are not resolved within 24 to 48 hours, the CDC recommends antibiotics to prevent further infection.
Antibiotics can help if the patient has had a previously untreated infection.
If the symptoms are mild, antibiotics may help if they’re mild and the infection is limited to a single spot.
Antibiotics also can help patients manage other symptoms associated with Lyme, such a fever or pain, or fatigue or pain.
Some antibiotics may also be useful if the infection isn’t confined to a specific area or person, such an ear infection.
But even if a person does get Lyme disease from a tick, they don’t need to be treated.
The symptoms can go away in about three weeks, and patients with symptoms can usually be treated with rest and pain relievers.
Some people with Lyme illness may benefit from antibiotics as they manage their symptoms, or they may not, but they can still get the disease.
Patients with Lyme can be prescribed medications that will help reduce symptoms and slow the progression of the disease, such medications that include acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and naproxen.
The medications may also help if a patient has other health conditions, such heart disease or arthritis, or if the person has a family history of Lyme.
But if a tick bites someone and spreads Lyme, the bacteria can remain in the body for years and cause long-term infections.
Doctors and patients must make sure the bacteria are destroyed, so that patients don’t develop chronic Lyme disease or have a serious relapse.
There are no drugs that specifically target Lyme, so doctors and patients will have to rely on what’s called a “treat-first, treat-later” approach.
Treat first, treat