Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease

Book - 2004
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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. Explores the places this vectorborne disease thrives and the interdisciplinary sciences that are used to treat, prevent, and control it
Publisher: Philadelphia : Chelsea House Publishers, c2004
ISBN: 9780791074633
Characteristics: 110 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Alcamo, I. Edward


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