Willy Burgdorfer, Swiss-US parasitologist

Willy Burgdorfer, Swiss-US parasitologist

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Credit: Rocky Mountain Laboratories, National Institutes of Health/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Willy Burgdorfer (1925-2014), Swiss-US parasitologist, at work in his laboratory. Burgdorfer is using a syringe to inoculate Ornithodoros ticks while carrying out research into relapsing fever (caused by the Borrelia bacteria). Burgdorfer and his colleagues worked on tick-borne diseases caused by pathogens such as bacteria, viruses and protozoa. Burgdorfer joined Rocky Mountain Laboratory, Hamilton, Montana, USA, in 1952 as a Research Fellow. In 1982, he discovered the causative agent of Lyme disease, which was named Borrelia burgdorferi in his honour. Photographed at the Rocky Mountain Laboratory in May 1954.

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