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Lyme Disease

Other Names: Lyme Borreliosis, Lyme Arthritis, Erythema Migrans with Polyarthritis
Lyme disease is a tickborne, bacterial illness that is maintained in wild animals but can affect humans and some species of domesticated animals. It is characterized by a "bulls-eye" rash.

Disease Agents

  • Borrelia burgdorferi

Additional Disease Specific Resources

CFSPH Resources

Tick Prevention Handout

 

Web Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/lyme/

Tick Management Handbook – Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
www.ct.gov/caes/lib/caes/documents/publications/bulletins/b1010.pdf


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Citations

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