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Lyme disease

Lyme disease is an infectious disease caused by at least three species of bacteria belonging to the genus Borrelia. The disease is named after the towns of Lyme and Old Lyme, Connecticut, US, where a number of cases were identified in 1975.


An experiment to see whether uninfected ticks could diagnose a lingering Lyme infection in people produced modest results, according to researchers. The new report was published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, which is the first attempt to use xenodiagnosis for Lyme disease. Feb 28, 2014

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