|Description||Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria from ticks|
|Location||Mountains or highlands regions of western states and western Canada that contain rocky surfaces with moderate shrub cover and scattered pines|
|Cause||Bite by an infected tick|
|Symptoms||Headache, slight fever, muscle or joint pain, neck stiffness, swollen glands, jaw discomfort and inflammation of the eye membranes
A rash (erythema migrans) occurs in 65–75 percent of cases. The rash often looks like a bulls-eye with central clearing and/or darkening around the edge.
Additional skin lesions may appear in order areas and could last for days or weeks.
Heart, nervous system and join manifestations may develop if untreated.
|Treatment||Seek medical attention from a physician|
|Prevention||Avoid tick-infested habitats during spring and early summer
Use personal protection, such as wearing pants and shirts with long sleeves
|Other Facts||Over 9,000 cases were reported in 1992 in the northeastern and upper Midwest states in the United States, which were caused by the deer tick.|