According to the Vermont Department of Health, an Erythema migrans (EM) rash occurs in 60%-80% of people infected with B. burgdorferi. Recent data shows incidence of EM rashes are decreasing in cases of confirmed Lyme disease in Vermont.

Not all Lyme rashes look like a “Bulls-Eye” and some people infected with Lyme bacteria do not get a rash.

The Vermont Department of Health’s 2014 Lyme Surveillance Report showed less than half of Vermont children with a confirmed case of Lyme disease had an EM rash. That year 67% of adults with confirmed Lyme disease in Vermont had an EM rash.

Different rashes caused by lyme

Different Rashes Caused by Lyme and Co-Infections

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Classic “Bull’s Eye” rash