After being bitten by a tick, both the singer and her mother contracted the disease, in which they suffer from fatigue and skin rashes

Por People Staff
Updated Octubre 23, 2008
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Singer Thalía contracted Lyme disease, which is transmitted by ticks. Fortunately, it was discovered quickly, and the singer, as well as her mother, Yolanda Miranda, were able to receive antibiotics in time.

Al rojo vivo (Telemundo), confirmed that the 37-year-old Mexican was bitten by a tick in her home, outside of New York City, and a few months ago, while nursing her baby girl, she felt very fatigued, and went in for a medical exam.

In most cases, the bacteria behind this malady, which is called Borrelia Burgdoferi, is usually found in wild animals, and when the ticks bite human beings, the disease can be confused for simply a skin rash. If treatment is not sought immediately, the disease can severely affect the nervous system, sometimes leaving a victim paralyzed.