Some British experts think as many as 20 percent of the UK Lyme disease infections arise from Brits acquiring the disease while vacationing in Lyme disease hot spots such as the United States (New England) and parts of Central Europe.
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Antibiotics are the standard therapy for Lyme disease. Like other drugs, the way they are taken can strongly influence the outcome of treatment.
Two conditions are creating what may become the perfect storm for transmission of Lyme disease this spring.
The only known transporter of Lyme bacteria -- the deer tick -- goes through the most infectious stage of its life cycle in the summer.
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