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Dangerous Rendezvous

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A macrophage (pale brown) interacts with Borrelia cells (blue), the spirochete bacteria that cause Lyme disease. Although the outer membrane of Borrelia contains a strong antigen, the OspC protein, the bacterium successfully evades the human immune system by hiding out in places less accessible to immune cells, such as the central nervous system. Credit: Cell Picture Show, by eye of science/Nicole Ottawa and Oliver Meckes.
 
 

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