Bacterial Diseases

Lyme Disease: A Borrelia Burgdorferi Infection

Author(s): Muhammad Imran Qadir and Sidra Noureen

Pp: 133-135 (3)

DOI: 10.2174/9789811473760120010032

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Lyme disease is an infection that is caused by ticks and strains of bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi. The disease is transmitted to humans and also to the livestock and pets through ticks. Symptoms of this disease are headache, fever, and other skin infections. Diagnosis of this disease is difficult but can be diagnosed by ELISA and western blot tests. Different types of antibiotics are used for the treatment of Lyme disease. Through drugs and antibiotics, recovery begins sooner.

Keywords: Causes, Lyme disease, Symptoms, Treatment.

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