Illustration by Anuj Shrestha

How to Prevent and Treat Tick Bites and Lyme Disease

This story is part of “Tickpocalypse,” a multi-part special report.

Lyme disease first made headlines in 1975, when word began to spread that a mysterious illness — marked by fevers, joint and muscle pain, and fatigue, among other symptoms — was affecting the residents of the leafy New England shore town of Old Lyme…