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Lyme disease, also known as Lyme borreliosis, is an infectious disease caused by bacterium transmitted by a tick bite. Lyme disease can affect any part of the body and cause many different symptoms. The commonest symptoms are feeling unwell, having flu-like symptoms, extreme tiredness, muscle pain, muscle weakness, joint pain, upset digestive system, headache, disturbances of the central nervous system and a poor sleep pattern.