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Information and symptoms of West Nile: symptoms include fever, headache, body aches, skin rash and swollen lymph glands. They can last a few days to several weeks and usually go away on their own. In extreme cases West Nile can cause inflammation of the brain, called encephalitis, or inflammation of the tissue that surrounds the brain and spinal cord, called meningitis. Older people and those with weakened immune systems are most at risk.
Information and symptoms of Lyme Disease: Lyme disease is transmitted by the deer tick. A tick must be attached to you for 36-48 hours to transmit Lyme disease.
Early symptoms of Lyme disease include fever, chills, headache, fatigue, muscle and joint pain and swollen lymph nodes - all common in the flu. In up to 80% of Lyme infections, a rash is one of the first symptoms.
Without treatment, symptoms can progress. They might include:
Thanks to deBugged, the Pest Control Blog, and the National Institute for Health for some of this information.