President Treated For Lyme Disease Aug 8, 2007 02:13 PM EDT WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush was successfully treated for Lyme disease nearly a year ago, the White House announced Wednesday. The condition had never been revealed until the White House on Wednesday made public the results of his annual physical exam. They said that he was treated for what they called "early, localized Lyme disease" last August after developing the characteristic bullseye rash, and that it did not recur. Lyme disease is a common tick-borne infection that if left untreated can cause arthritis and other problems. The president's main form of exercise and recreational activity is mountain biking, which could bring him in contact with ticks.