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Lyme Disease is the Most Common Tick-Borne Illness in the US
Lyme Disease is transmitted to humans through bites from black-legged or deer ticks infected with a certain bacteria. There are a few different types of bacteria that can infect a tick and cause Lyme Disease. It is the most common tick-borne illness in both Europe and the US, and is particularly common in wooded areas. The infected tick has to be present on a person’s skin for at least 36 hours in order for the infection to be transmitted, so a tick bite isn’t an automatic Lyme Disease-sentence.