How dangerous are these diseases?
Most are bacterial, so if the infection is caught early, antibiotic treatment is usually effective. More serious problems arise when people don’t realize they’ve been infected, and the bacteria have a chance to spread throughout the body, including the nervous system. Lyme disease is notorious in this respect. Up to 20 percent of patients continue to experience symptoms such as severe headaches, joint pain, facial palsy, heart palpitations, and neurological issues, long after the course of antibiotics has ended, for reasons that