If you or someone within your family/professional/social sphere have experienced Lyme Disease, you might wish to read Fred First's posting Eight Years Later: Morgellons Linked to Lyme? concerning a dermatological condition that may be a follow-on. Fred blogs at Fragments from Floyd.
Lyme Disease is one of the tick-borne diseases experienced in Kansas. According to the website of Lyme Association of Greater Kansas City, Inc, there are over a dozen diseases/conditions that are tick-borne in the Kansas/Missouri area.