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Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is caused by a spirochete (a corkscrew shaped bacteria) called Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted by the western black-legged tick. Lyme disease was first described in North America in the 1970s in Lyme, Connecticut, the town for which it was then named. This disease has since been reported from many areas of the country, including most counties in California.

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