Key differences are respiratory symptoms. Those are associated with coronavirus, while a bullseye rash is associated with Lyme disease, although not all patients will develop one.
A delayed diagnosis can lead to more serious complications. “With Lyme disease, it’s crucially important to have early treatment,” Dr. Delaney says. The Centers for Disease Control estimates 300,000 Americans contract Lyme disease annually, and advises people to take precautions by using an approved insect repellent, wearing light colored clothing and checking for ticks after outdoor activities.