I wrote – Rana Osama:
US warnings have been issued of an outbreak of Lyme disease, the most common bacterial disease in the United States, and some of its symptoms are similar to Covid-19 disease caused by the Corona virus.
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 35,000 cases of the disease are reported annually, and specifically since 2010, which is three times the cases reported in the 1990s.
But what is most worrying is that these reports represent only a small part of the total number of cases, according to a previous report by Forbes magazine.
And Lyme, caused by H. pylori bacteria known as Borrelia burgdorferi, sometimes causes permanent nerve damage.
It is transmitted to humans through the bites of a “tick” insect (a type of black-legged insect that has multiplied in the United States over the past 20 years).
These insects attach to the bodies of humans and animals and feed on their blood, and the infection is transmitted through blood to humans.
While scientists do not yet know exactly why Lyme infections are increasing, it is believed that the chances of infection with this disease increase when humans are in the middle of forests, where insects and mosquitoes abound, but a new study found that the insect that transmits the disease is also present near beaches.
This disease affects about half a million people annually in the United States alone, and it spreads, for example, in 97 percent of the counties of the US state of California (56 out of 58 counties).
Lyme infection causes symptoms such as fever, sore throat, muscle and bone pain, sleep disturbances, rashes, irregular heartbeat, eye infections, hepatitis, and in some cases may lead to Parkinson’s disease if left untreated.
Symptoms appear gradually, and in some cases may appear a month after the bite.
Some Lyme symptoms overlap with Covid, particularly those related to long-term Covid, including extreme fatigue and cognitive impairment.
But the good thing is that it can now be treated with “broad-spectrum” antibiotics, which weaken a wide range of microorganisms, including beneficial organisms that inhabit the digestive system, and these compounds also help the growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to the magazine “” Nature” Scientific.