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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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Herxing

Started by Brazil in General. Last reply by tj1 6 hours ago. 20 Replies

Abscesses, boils, carbuncles

Started by Freemanellis in General. Last reply by dkel9307 yesterday. 20 Replies

Swelling Lymph Nodes

Started by Brazil in General. Last reply by Brazil on Wednesday. 2 Replies

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tj1 replied to Lynne728's discussion Newbie :) don't even know where to start....help!!
"Cats claw and Japanese knotweed will not cause herxing. If too much they can make you sick as a dog…"
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