Lyme disease: n. An inflammatory disease caused by a spirochete (Borrelia burgdorferi) that is transmitted by ticks, usually characterized initially by a rash followed by flulike symptoms including fever, joint pain, and headache. (from the freedictonary)
After hours of online and book reading, I will attempt to summarize what has stuck in my brain. Please comment with any additional information or possible corrections. I will add links at the bottom of this post for those of you who wish to begin your own fact finding mission. Caution: “facts” about Lyme seem to be fuzzy. Answers seem to hinge on who you ask.