Is lyme disease similar to polio?

Do you think the two diseases are related or at least present similarly?

Lyme disease is caused by a bacterium, polio is caused by a virus, so they aren’t in any way related.

Lyme disease presents first with a rash, then with pains in the joints. Polio presents with a headache and fever, then stiffness in the neck, pain in the arms and legs, leading to muscle weakness. Not all that similar.


Joint pain occurs with many bacterial infections, why link it with polio ?
Lyme disease may be misdiagnosed, or at least, the exact bacteria to blame may well vary from that found so far…