With Lyme disease being identified in record numbers throughout the country, Quidel releases a series of consumer-friendly infographics to help educate Americans on its characteristics, warning signs, seasonality and areas of prevalence. The infographics can be found at LymeDiseaseAnswers.com .Is it important to diagnose Lyme disease early?
While Lyme disease infection can be relatively rare, especially if precautions are taken before and after exposure to tick bites, the earlier your doctor can detect it, the better. The treatment itself can take several weeks of antibiotic treatment.How long before Lyme disease symptoms start?
Symptoms with early localized (or acute) Lyme disease may begin hours, a few days or even weeks after a tick bite. At this point, the infection has not yet spread throughout the body.