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Abstract

Lyme disease is a chronic, multi-systemic, inflammatory disorder of humans and animals associated with infection by the tick-borne spirochaete, There are a number of subspecies of , each adapted to a different type of wildlife. The principal vector in the UK is the tick and animals become infected following a bite from an infected nymph or adult. Last reviewed 2016

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