I just wanted to share an experience my neighbor had recently.
She was gathering wood for a wood burning fire stove in February. She was bitten by a tick. She did not realize she was bitten-had no signs of skin damage. She felt a little sick a few days. Then, one evening felt extremely tired. The next morning, her hands and feet looked like Micky Mouse's except no gloves. She coincidentally called her friend whose husb. was an MD. and explained her symptoms. Her friend's husb. over heard the discussion and told her to come to his office immediately. She was told her organs were in process of shutting down. She would have died within 24 hours had she not received massive doses of antibiotics right away. She was on huge doses of antibiotics for a month. It was pretty scary.
I am just sharing this with you as an educated warning.