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Is there Lyme disease in Turkey?

Is there Lyme disease in Turkey?

Background: The prevalence of Lyme borreliosis (LB) is not known in Turkey. The evidence on the seroprevalence and the accuracy of clinical diagnosis is limited, however according to the media reports, there are millions of LB patients.

Is there Lyme disease in Switzerland?

The incidence of Lyme disease in Switzerland is among the highest in Europe, but the risk to the average tourist is low. Risk occurs primarily from May through October in wooded, forested areas below 1500 metres elevation in an area extending from Lake Geneva in the west to Lake Bodensee in the northeast.

Do you get ticks in Turkey?

Turkey’s tick fauna is composed of about 32 species in two families and ten genera in mammals, reptiles, and birds. The ticks of veterinary significance in the family Ixodidae comprise seven genera with 28 different species. Ixodes spp. are mostly seen in northern Turkey.

What diseases are in Turkey?

The most common diseases are Fowl pox, Fowl cholera, Fowl typhoid, Mycoplasmosis, Blue comb and round worm infections.

Is tick borne encephalitis the same as Lyme disease?

Lyme disease is caused by bacterium while a virus causes tickborne encephalitis. Both tickborne encephalitis and Lyme disease are transmitted principally by ticks.

Is there such a thing as post treatment Lyme disease?

This condition is known as post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome (PTLDS), although it is also sometimes called chronic Lyme disease. For details on research into chronic Lyme disease and long-term treatment trials sponsored by NIH, visit the visit the National Institutes of Health Lyme Disease web site

What are the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease?

The signs and symptoms of Lyme disease vary. They usually appear in stages, but the stages can overlap. A small, red bump, similar to the bump of a mosquito bite, often appears at the site of a tick bite or tick removal and resolves over a few days.

What is the proper treatment for Lyme disease?

People treated with appropriate antibiotics in the early stages of Lyme disease usually recover rapidly and completely. Antibiotics commonly used for oral treatment include doxycycline, amoxicillin, or cefuroxime axetil.

Are there any side effects to Lyme disease medicine?

It is important to note that each of these products have the potential to produce significant side effects in patients, and should be taken only under advisement of a clinician knowledgeable of their capabilities and toxicities.

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