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Everything You Need To Know About The New Lyme Disease Vaccine

Lyme disease is a relentless condition caused by the Borrelia bacteria. The tick-borne illness is contracted when an infected tick bites a host to feed on their blood and transfers the bacteria via the bloodstream. When the bacteria enters the body, it travels to all areas and can cause widespread illness.

Lyme disease was first diagnosed in patients in the 70s, but it wasn’t fully confirmed as being caused by Borrelia until 1981. Since then, the only treatment found to be remotely effective against the bacteria is antibiotics, and even that isn’t effective in all cases.

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How To Manage And Track A Coronavirus Outbreak In Your Office

Now that lockdown restrictions are easing worldwide, many governments have decided it’s time to get back to business. The economy is reopening, but that doesn’t mean that COVID-19 has disappeared. In fact, in many places around the world, the virus is still running rampant.

In most locations, safety measures have been put into place to avoid further unchecked spread of the disease and the grave implications it could have. But there will be some inevitable outbreaks of the virus once people resume their normal day-to-day lives. So, how do you deal with an outbreak in your neck of the woods if it happens? Here’s how to manage and track a coronavirus outbreak in your office.

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Could Lyme Disease Be Misdiagnosed As Coronavirus?

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted life as we know it in 2020. So far it has spread across six continents and caused widespread illness in over 22 million people. The new virus has yet to be fully understood, and a vaccine has not yet been produced.

In contrast, Lyme disease is a seasoned veteran. The bacterial infection was first documented in the 70s, but it wasn’t until Willy Burgdorfer, a scientist praised for his work in medical entomology, found a connection between the deer tick and Lyme disease that it was categorized as the condition we know today.

Lyme disease is also misunderstood by many medical professionals and can lead to long-lasting symptoms and chronic illness – even with treatment. Since COVID-19 is a virus and Lyme disease is a bacterial infection, what exactly do they have in common? And could Lyme disease be misdiagnosed as coronavirus?

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4 Ways To Improve Your Gut Biome (And 5 Reasons Why It’s So Important)

Bodily systems work together in intricate ways. There are 11 major systems in the human body.  The nervous system sends important signals throughout the body, the cardiovascular system sends nutrients through constant blood flow, and the respiratory system keeps air in the lungs. Every single organ network has a specific job to do, and when they’re running optimally, good health follows.

The digestive system is in charge of breaking down food and turning it into fuel. It is directly responsible for energy levels, growth, and repairs on a cellular level. The digestive system relies on many things to function properly, and one of those things is your microbiome (or gut biome).

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5 Ways Lyme Disease Can Damage The Renal System

Lyme disease is a debilitating tick-borne illness that affects around 300,000 Americans every year. When a person contracts Lyme disease, it is often an arduous journey to find out what is causing their symptoms. Since Lyme disease can present similarly to other conditions (including MS, arthritis, and fibromyalgia), it’s hard to diagnose.

The only course of treatment for the Borrelia bacteria that causes Lyme disease is antibiotics. Once a positive result of Lyme disease comes back, an antibiotics course is administered in the hopes of ridding the body of the bacteria and restoring overall health. Antibiotics don’t cure the disease, though, because the bacteria can remain inside the body, “hiding” from the medication and immune cells. This is what often leads to chronic Lyme disease and ongoing symptoms. But just how serious can these symptoms become? For example, can Lyme disease cause kidney failure?

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