Be careful of Lyme Disease during the summer months, as it is spread through bites of deer ticks.

Here are symptoms that can accompany Lyme Disease, according to the Natural Wellness website:

  • Fever
  • Rash
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Joint pain
  • Fatigue
  • Swollen lymph nodes

Lyme disease can be cured through a course of antibiotics, but getting the right diagnosis can be problematic. Deer ticks are prevalent in wooded areas and are common throughout the country.

Only deer ticks spread Lyme disease, but that’s not the only disease that ticks can spread. Like mosquitoes, ticks transmit bacteria and even viruses to humans when they feed, including babesiosis, anaplasmosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and tularemia.