Borrelia burgdorferi

Borrelia burgdorferi

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Caption: Color enhanced scanning electron micrograph of Borrelia burgdorferi, the cause of lyme-disease in humans. They are passed on to humans by tick bites and occur in the midgut of the tick. Several tick species harbour these bacteria, principally: Ixodes ricinus in Europe and I. pacificus in the western United States. Symptoms of lyme disease: skin lesions, muscle pain, neurological and cardiac abnormalities, arthritis. Treatment by antibiotic and corticosteroid drugs.

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