Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease

by Len Yannielli
     
 
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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791074633
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Series:
Deadly Diseases and Epidemics Series
Edition description:
Library Edition
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
1,235,478
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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