How quickly can a tick bite make you sick?

Three hundred thousand people will be diagnosed with Lyme disease this year. Thousands of others will be told they have other tick-borne illnesses. But for a tick bite to make you sick, the tick must be attached to you and feeding for a certain amount of time. For some diseases, this can take a day or more. For others, it takes just minutes.

How quickly can a tick bite make you sick?