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is a bacterial species
of the spirochete class
of the genus Borrelia.
exists in North America and Europe
and until 2016 was the only known cause
of Lyme disease in North America
(Borrelia mayonii, found in the midwestern US,
is also known to cause the disease).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borrelia_burgdorferi - 12 April 2020
bacterial infection > Lyme disease UK
The bacterial infection,
caused by infected ticks,
can lead to conditions
such as meningitis or heart failure
if left untreated.
bacterial infection > Lyme disease
FR / USA
The spirochaete Borrelia burgdorferi,
of which there are several different serotypes.
through the bite of infected ticks,
both adults and nymphs,
of the genus Ixodes.
Most human infections
result from bites by nymphs.
Many species of mammals can be infected,
and deer act as an important reservoir.
Nature of the disease
The disease usually
has its onset in summer.
Early skin lesions
have an expanding ring form,
often with a central clear zone.
myalgia and headache are common.
Meningeal involvement may follow.
Central nervous system
and other complications
may occur weeks or months
after the onset of illness.
Arthritis may develop
up to 2 years after onset.
- April 4, 2020
Mediapart - 7 June 2018
NYT - 4 March 2015
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