Lyme Diseaseby Len Yannielli, Edward I. Alcamo (Editor), David Heymann (Foreword by)
Lyme disease is the number one vector-borne disease in the United States. Borrelia burgdorferi, the parasitic organism that causes Lyme disease, is carried by the lxodes tick. Lyme disease can cause arthritis-like symptoms, a red, circular rash, and neurological problems. The disease is not usually deadly, but the symptoms can become chronic. This book focuses on the history and epidemiology of the disease, as well as treatment and prevention options. The controversy over the Lyme disease vaccine and the future of the disease is also discussed.
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