• Lyme Disease plush cluster
  • Lyme Disease plush front
  • Lyme Disease plush top
  • Lyme Disease plush side
  • Lyme Disease bug spray
  • Tick and Lyme infographic
  • %s under a microscope!
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Lyme Disease (Borrelia burgdorferi)


Feeling achy? Tired? This little guy rides the tick-express straight to your favorite outdoor spot.

Unique, learning tool and gift for public health enthusiasts, students, doctors, and anyone with a healthy sense of humor. Soft, cuddly and memorable get well gift for recovering friends and loved ones. Great reminder to check for ticks and prepare for the outdoors.

Features high quality materials and comes with an educational printed card with fascinating facts about Lyme Disease. Pairs well with our Tick plush!

Size: 6 x 3 x 2.5”

Global Lyme Alliance is dedicated to educational programs and ground-breaking research to find diagnostics and cures for Lyme disease. 5% of your purchase will be donated to GLA.


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Sizes Giantmicrobes are based on actual microbes, cells, organisms and other critters, only 1,000,000 times actual size!
Gigantic (GG) 16-24"
XL (XL) 10-15"
Original (PD) 5-8"
Keychain (KC) 2-4" with clip
Materials Plush from all new materials. Stuffed with polyester fiber fill. Surface washable: sponge with water & soap, air dry.
Packaging Each plush microbe includes a printed card with fun, educational and fascinating facts about the actual microbe or cell.
Safety Every product meets or exceeds U.S. and European standards for safety. For ages 3 and up.

All about Lyme Disease (Borrelia burgdorferi)

FACTS: First identified in the 1970's in the United States near Lyme, Connecticut, Lyme Disease is now one of the most commonly reported tick-borne illnesses.

The Borrelia burgdorferi bacterium was identified as the cause of the disease in the early 1980's, though DNA-analysis of rodents and ticks in museum collections demonstrates that the bacterium has existed for centuries, if not millennia. Blacklegged ticks (or deer ticks) pass the bacterium from small animals to humans.

Although common symptoms include aches, fevers, and fatigue, the signature symptom is an expanding, bull's-eye rash (or EM, erythema migrans). Typically, the rash spreads out from the site of the tick bite, appearing anywhere from a few days to a month after the bite. As the rash grows, the origin fades leaving a ring that resembles a bull's-eye.

When the signature rash is present and tick-exposure is presumed, antibiotic treatment is recommended. However, the rash develops in only 80% of cases, so where symptoms and tick-exposure warrant further medical examination, laboratory testing is also available.

Untreated, Lyme disease can lead to arthritis, facial paralysis, meningitis, and even cognitive disruptions such as memory loss and mood changes. So when you're in the country, keep an eye out for ticks, or you could end up a target.

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