Does Lyme Disease exist in the Philippines?

Malik Simbahan
is in the Philippines Medical History

Does Lyme Disease exist in the Philippines? If so, I think I have one, and we have several dogs in our house. Parang pagod ako all the time then merong chills minsan then nausea and loss of appetite, feeling feverish pero hindi naman ako mainit. I drink plenty of fluids naman kasi summer and medyo off na ako sa processed foods. Symptoms persists parin

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Dr. LJ Figuero
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Hi! Personally, i havent encountered a case if lyme disease here in PH. I tried doing a research and ut looks like it is not prevalent here in our country. Based on my resources, it is first recognized in Connecticut, has been reported in 49 states in the United States. This disease is also found in Europe, across the former Soviet Union, in Japan and in China.
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Dr. LJ Figuero
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The symptoms you noted i think are non-specific and may probably be secondary to other causes. If you are still experiencing these symptoms i think it is best that you see a doctor and do a blood work up (CBC ) for that matter
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Dr. LJ Figuero

Hi! I'm LJ Figueroa, a medical doctor and a licensed clinical laboratory scientist by profession. I am also a researcher - awarded as the Most Outstanding Student Researcher when I graduated from medical school for my work which was presented in an International Conference in the Asia-Pacific Region in 2017 ; awarded as the best in Research and Statistics in 2009; I have also presented our studies in other local conferences for medical doctors.
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