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Vocapedia > Health > Microbes, Pathogens > Bacteria > Spirochaete Borrelia burgdorferi

 

Bacterial infection > Lyme disease

 

 

 

 

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Borrelia burgdorferi

is a bacterial species

of the spirochete class

of the genus Borrelia.

 

B. burgdorferi

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.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/sep/25/
parts-of-uk-identified-as-high-risk-areas-for-lyme-disease

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bacterial infection > Lyme disease        FR / USA

 

Cause

 

The spirochaete Borrelia burgdorferi,

of which there are several different serotypes.

 

 

 

Transmission

 

Infection occurs

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.

 

Fever, chills,

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

https://www.who.int/ith/diseases/lyme/en/

 

 

https://www.who.int/ith/diseases/lyme/en/

https://www.cdc.gov/lyme/

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/29/
well/family/the-challenge-of-diagnosing-lyme-disease.html

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/07/24/
631814695/ticks-and-lyme-disease-3-factors-determine-risk-of-infection

 

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=qasTainl-74 - Mediapart - 7 June 2018

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/05/07/
607782359/lyme-disease-is-on-the-rise-again-heres-how-to-prevent-it

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/01/
health/ticks-mosquitoes-diseases.html

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/03/06/
518219485/forbidding-forecast-for-lyme-disease-in-the-northeast

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/07/20/
486635116/taking-the-battle-against-lyme-disease-ticks-to-the-backyard

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/03/30/
472411123/study-prolonged-antibiotic-treatment-gave-no-relief-for-lasting-lyme-symptoms

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/02/08/
466032063/scientists-discover-a-second-bacterium-that-causes-lyme-disease

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=60sowMFVf2Q - NYT - 4 March 2015

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2013/08/19/
213544183/lyme-disease-far-more-common-than-previously-known

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2012/11/27/
165282684/to-fight-tick-borne-disease-someone-has-to-catch-ticks

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2012/11/14/
165115733/reinfection-with-lyme-disease-may-cause-chronic-symptoms

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2011/07/15/
137761684/high-tick-season-is-upon-us-so-keep-critters-off-of-you

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

maladie de Lyme        FR

 

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=LXMlJA7-uNs - 14 October 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alexander Fleming    UK    1881-1955