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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"). 


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dkel9307 replied to dkel9307's discussion Can you get a CD57 Test Done - If So, Here's Why You Might Want To...
"Best wishes with it, slmo - please let us know how you go and what you learn :-)"
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dkel9307 replied to Lymelady's discussion Does Western blot detect late Chronic Lyme?
"The other good lesson you showed us all, slmo, was perserverance...you got there!"
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dkel9307 replied to dancermom's discussion Catch Hold of the Good Moments
"Thanks for your note - there is always hope..for all of us."
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Scott Orn left a comment for VivaLasVegasLymeLady
"Love your name VivaLasVegas -  Huge welcome to the community! This is a great place! One tip,…"
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slmo replied to Brazil's discussion Cement in my legs
"Thank you for the great reply Brazil. No I never finished my Master's degree. Got about 2/3 of…"
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slmo left a comment for VivaLasVegasLymeLady
"Hi VivaLasVegasLady! Welcome to this wonderful group I also have lyme and co-infections, so…"
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slmo replied to Lymelady's discussion Does Western blot detect late Chronic Lyme?
"Hi Lymelady, I totally agree with dkel...if you had an EM rash and all the symptoms you are…"
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slmo replied to 713sophyhannah's discussion Anyone 100% disabled & totally dependent on family or friends who think you are not sick?
"Hi 713sophyhannah, Your post struck me as profound for many reasons. I feel guilty constantly that…"
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Ben's Friends Monthly Newsletter - September 2014 Issue

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