Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease

March 2nd – First identified in the 1970’s in the United States near Lyme, Connecticut, Lyme Disease is now one of the most commonly reported tick-borne illnesses. The Borrelia burgdorferi bacterium was identified as the cause of the disease in the early 1980’s, though DNA-analysis of rodents and ticks in museum collections demonstrates that the …

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