Take Our Quiz - Test Your Lyme Disease IQ

1. True or False: Lyme disease is more prevalent in Wisconsin and Minnesota than in other Midwestern states.

2. Lyme disease is named for:
• The town where the disease was discovered
• The doctor who discovered the disease
• The type of bug that carries the disease

3. Symptoms of Lyme disease include:
• Rash
• Migratory joint pain
• Flu-like symptoms
• Neurological problems
• All of the above

4. Some people with Lyme disease experience facial paralysis. What is this called?
• Dropsy
• Bell's palsy
• Facial stenosis
• Neurofacial paroxysm

5. Lyme disease is primarily carried by:
• Deer ticks
• Wood ticks
• Brown recluse spiders
• Tsetse flies

6. Which of the following is not a risk factor for Lyme disease?
• Having high blood sugar
• Spending time in wooded or grassy areas
• Having exposed skin
• Not removing ticks promptly or properly

7. Left untreated, Lyme disease can cause:
• Chronic joint inflammation
• Neurological symptoms, such as facial palsy and neuropathy
• Cognitive defects, such as impaired memory
• Heart rhythm irregularities
• All of the above

8. The standard treatment for early stage Lyme disease is:
• Blood transfusion
• Topical ointment on bite site
• Oral antibiotics
• Injection of anti-Lyme vaccine

9. True or false: Insect repellent doesn't work for deer ticks, so it does not prevent Lyme disease.

10. True or false: A blood test can confirm whether or not you have Lyme disease.

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