What is Lyme disease? | | KRON4

San Francisco (cron) — Beloved San Francisco radio host Jeffrey “JV” Vandergrift found dead on wednesday Underwater at Pier 39, San Francisco Police Department confirmed to KRON4. While hosting WiLD 94.9’s “The JV Show”, not only entertained listeners from the morning, spoke openly about his fight with Lyme disease.

In a heartfelt blog post, JV writes that you never know when a tick bite might make you sick. He experienced symptoms for months before finally being diagnosed in 2021. His physical pain was so severe that he attempted suicide and was held against his will in a mental hospital for days.

What is Lyme disease?

Lyme disease It is an infection that, if left untreated, can affect the joints, heart and nervous system and is transmitted to humans through black foot mites that carry the bacteria. symptoms It includes fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash called erythematous migration (a bullseye-shaped rash around the bite site).

A person infected with Lyme disease may exhibit a bullseye-shaped rash at the bite site. (Photo: CDC)

Lyme disease symptoms

Not everyone who is bitten by a tick gets Lyme disease. However, if any of the following early symptoms occur within a few weeks of being bitten, see a doctor right away.

  • rash
  • heat
  • body pain
  • facial paralysis
  • arthritis

How do you get Lyme disease?

Lyme disease is transmitted to humans through the bites of black ticks on the feet.Ticks that transmit Lyme disease are the most common

Lyme disease is most common in the northeastern and mid-Atlantic forest regions from northeastern Virginia to Maine, primarily in the north-central states of Wisconsin and Minnesota, and on the west coast, particularly northern California, where black-footed ticks are found. have a significant impact.

For more information about Lyme disease, contact your doctor or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. What is Lyme disease? | | KRON4

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