Lyme disease

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Organism

Lyme disease

Causative agent is Borrelia burgdorferi.

Found primarily in the Northeast, mid-Atlantic coastal areas, and north-central US.

Borrelia burgdorferi is transmitted primarily by the deer tick ( Ixodes species) after it has been attached to a host for more than 24 hours.

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