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Friday, July 21, 2017

What You Need to Know About Lyme Disease and Its Relationship To Suicide Attempts

Lyme disease  is the latest trending news in health according to Google trends as at 21st July, 2017. This disease is caused by a bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi, that is  transmitted to humans through a bite from an infected black-legged or deer tick. 

Symptoms of this disease can occur after the bite  from 3 to 30 days , and symptoms can be  in divers ways, depending on the stage of the infection.

Dr. Daniela Stokes, a Poughkeepsie-based infectious disease specialist, said there is a strong association between neuroborreliosis — a manifestation of Lyme in brain tissue — and suicide.
"Definitely, the neuroborreliosis — the late Lyme — is now considered one of the triggers for psychiatric illness, if there is a genetic predisposition," Stokes said. "It can be dormant for many years. So it's a very interesting subject. There is a lot of research needed."

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