Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lyme disease is caused by bacteria

Lyme disease is caused by four main species of bacteria. Borrelia burgdorferi and Borrelia mayonii cause Lyme disease in the United States, while Borrelia afzelii and Borrelia garinii are the leading causes in Europe and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lyme disease now a threat in city parks

(HealthDay)—As deer populations have exploded across America, moving from forests to suburbs to urban parks, they have brought the threat of Lyme disease to millions of city dwellers, a new study finds.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How to avoid Lyme disease while ticks are hungry in the fall

Fall has arrived. This is the season that transforms our forests with a beautiful display of colour and fills our kitchens with the smell of pumpkin pie and apple cider. It also brings something far less pleasant to our forests ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ticks, landscapes and thresholds of disturbance

Clinicians are scrambling to make sense of the rising rash of ehrlichiosis infections in the United States. At William & Mary, Associate Professor of Biology Matthias Leu, a self-avowed landscape ecologist, has a thread on ...

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