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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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Pain and Seizure Relief

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2 Fatigue and Motivation Strategies

Fatigue and Motivation Strategies

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3 Really Needing Support, Encouragement, and Advice

Really Needing Support, Encouragement, and Advice

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4 Challenge equivalent to ice bucket challenge for Lyme awareness??

Challenge equivalent to ice bucket challenge for Lyme awareness??

Posted by Nirupama on August 22, 2014

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looking for Lymes doctor

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