Lyme Disease (cont.)
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Lyme Disease Causes
B. burgdorferi bacteria cause Lyme disease. The bacteria have a complex life cycle, spending part of their life in the deer tick and part in some mammals such as mice and deer.
Humans are not a part of the bacterium's life cycle but can become infected when bitten by the tick.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/6/2014
John Meyerhoff, MD
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