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Study Provides Greater Understanding of Lyme Disease-Causing Bacteria

A breakthrough in understanding, if not treatment of, a troublesome infection...

Lyme disease in the U.S. is caused by the tickborne bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi and usually begins with a skin lesion, after which the bacteria spread throughout the body to the nervous system, heart or joints. About 60 percent of untreated individuals develop arthritis, which affects the knees in particular.
 
 

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