Lyme Disease - Borrelia burgdorferi

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Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected deer ticks and blacklegged ticks (Ixodes scapularis and Ixodes pacificus). Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a “bulls eye” skin rash called erythema migraines. 


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For further information we refer you to:

 CDC's Lyme Disease web pages


PHIL 6631 Borrelia burgdorferi

Shown in this darkfield microscopy (400x mag) are the spirochetal bacteria known as Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium responsible for Lyme disease.




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