Who Is Affected by Lyme Disease
Who Is Affected by Lyme Disease?
You are at greatest risk of getting Lyme disease from a tick bite if you:
The risk of Lyme disease is highest during the spring and summer (May through August), when ticks are most active and people spend more time outdoors.
Lyme disease is most common among young children and those who work or live in wooded areas, because they are more likely to spend time outdoors in tick-infested areas. But even in areas where Lyme disease occurs most often, very few tick bites lead to Lyme disease.
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