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What is Lyme Disease?

Lyme disease, or Lyme borreliosis, is an emerging infectious disease caused by at least three species of bacteria belonging to the genus Borrelia. Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto is the main cause of Lyme disease in North America, whereas Borrelia afzelii and Borrelia garinii cause most European cases.

Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in the Northern Hemisphere. Borrelia is transmitted to humans by the bite of infected ticks belonging to a few species of the genus Ixodes ("hard ticks"). 

Forum

looking for Lymes doctor

Started by firefly in General. Last reply by Kritzy 4 hours ago. 6 Replies

Fatigue and Motivation Strategies

Started by tjb076 in General. Last reply by slmo 8 hours ago. 39 Replies

Help with Lymes info

Started by firefly in General. Last reply by dkel9307 19 hours ago. 2 Replies

Pain and Seizure Relief

Started by dkel9307 in General. Last reply by slmo yesterday. 58 Replies

DIET!!

Started by Nirupama in General. Last reply by slmo yesterday. 21 Replies

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Latest Activity

Kritzy replied to firefly's discussion looking for Lymes doctor
"Yes, his name is Dr. Charles L Crist, M.D., P.C. Address: 3009 Falling Leaf Court, Ste 1, Columbia,…"
4 hours ago
Kritzy replied to firefly's discussion looking for Lymes doctor
"What about Dr. Christ in Columbia, MO? I think that his name. Let me look for document I filled out…"
4 hours ago

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slmo replied to firefly's discussion looking for Lymes doctor
"Hi firefly, I had an idea about your brother- do you think he would be willing to join Ben's…"
8 hours ago

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slmo replied to tjb076's discussion Fatigue and Motivation Strategies
"Thank you Nirupama. I looked up the link you gave and found the movie. also tried to find it…"
8 hours ago
Richard Houser replied to tjb076's discussion Fatigue and Motivation Strategies
"hi am a fellow lynm"
11 hours ago

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dkel9307 replied to firefly's discussion Help with Lymes info
"Hi firefly Here's my best start at an answer - from there, please keep in contact and…"
19 hours ago

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dkel9307 left a comment for Caregiver
"Happy Birthday, Caregiver!  My wish for you is that the year ahead is your…"
20 hours ago

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dkel9307 replied to firefly's discussion looking for Lymes doctor
"Good points, slmo - thanks for adding"
20 hours ago
'What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us' - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Top Discussions 

1 Pain and Seizure Relief

Pain and Seizure Relief

Posted by dkel9307 on August 8, 2014

2 What Are Your Favorite Words of Wisdom?

What Are Your Favorite Words of Wisdom?

Posted by slmo on July 19, 2014

3 Fatigue and Motivation Strategies

Fatigue and Motivation Strategies

Posted by tjb076 on August 21, 2014

4 The ups and downs, and ins and outs of chronic illness...

The ups and downs, and ins and outs of chronic illness...

Posted by SK on August 12, 2014

5 All of my Lymie friends have been a bit quiet! How is everyone?

All of my Lymie friends have been a bit quiet! How is everyone?

Posted by SK on August 8, 2014

 
 
 

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