For those who are unaware, Lyme Disease can be contracted in their own back yard. According to Timber Press and Ruth Rogers Clausen "Gardeners and ticks share an affinity for trees, shrubs, lawns, and mulch. And those that live in an area with deer ticks (the Northeast, Midwest, and Northwest) are at risk for contracting Lyme disease. Around 70% of people with Lyme disease are infected in their own yards, making home prevention a priority."
If you think that you might have contacted it please see your Doctor immediately. It is NO laughing matter.
For more information about Lyme Disease here are two links.
Lyme Disease - Wickipedia
Lyme Disease - PubMed Health