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Lyme disease. Light micrograph of a blood sample from a patient with Lyme disease, caused by the presence of Borrelia sp. bacteria (purple threads) in the blood. Lyme disease is passed on through the bites of infected ticks. It causes muscle pain, skin lesions and neurological and cardiac abnormalities. Treatment is with antibiotic drugs.
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