The general population of all ages and both sexes are at risk for Lyme disease, especially those who are exposed to infested geographic locations. Approximately 25% of Lyme disease cases occur in children less than 14 years of age. Reinfection via new contaminated bites is possible throughout one's lifetime. While no differences in susceptibility are known to exist in different races and ethnicities, rashes associated with Lyme disease may be difficult to see in people with a dark skin color; the disease is primarily documented in the white population in the United States, who report about 75% of the cases.
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