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  • Borrelia Burgdorferi

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    pacificus are the two species of blacklegged ticks that act as vectors of transmission of the spirochete bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi to small mammals or human host, which cause Lyme disease in humans, also known as Lyme borreliosis ( 2016; Qiu et al. 2002). After the pathogen’s initial entry through the skin, it proliferates in the blood and cerebrospinal fluid; Borrelia burgdorferi has also been seen in much smaller quantities in the following locations: ‘myocardium, retina, muscle,

  • Borrelia Burgdorferi Research Paper

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    Lyme disease is caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorfer, this bacterium is transmitted to humans through ticks. Borrelia burgdorferi is a gram negative bacterium that belongs to the spirochetes class, its usually 1um wide but can be up to 10-25um long. Some of the structures that Borrelia burgdorferi have are the flagellum, which allows the bacterium to migrate through viscous fluids (i.e. blood) and burrow through tissues, the bacterium also has outer surface proteins that are OspA and OspC which

  • The Effects Of Lyme Disease On The Geographical Distribution And Transmission Of The Disease

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    Introduction Statistics obtained from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention show that there are approximately 300,000 cases of Lyme Disease reported in the United States annually (CDC, 2016). The above data categorizes Lyme Disease as the number one animal carried and vector-borne disease. Vector is a term used to describe a living organism able to carry and spread an infectious disease from either animal to human or human to human (WHO, 2016). Surprisingly, it was not until 1982 that the

  • Essay on Lime Disease

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    Disease      Lyme disease is caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, which is a tick-borne spirochete. The dangers of this disease became more publicised in 1977, where a geographic grouping of children in Lyme, Conneticut were thought to have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis1. Soon after, it was discovered that lyme disease was an illness that mainly affects the skin, nervous system, heart, and joints. The borrelia species is part of the eubacterial phylum of spirochetes. Containted

  • Borrelia Burgdorferi: Lyme Disease

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    Borrelia burgdorferi was first diagnosed as Lyme disease in 1982 when the bacteria were isolated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The spirochete has been in the United States and Europe for many years but had gone un-diagnosed because of the limited medical knowledge. It is named after the leading American bacteriologist, Willy Burgdorfer, after his extensive research between the arachnid vectors and the human host was acknowledged. He studied many different diseases caused by animals

  • Borrelia Burgdorferi Case Study

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    Transmission The first case of maternal-fetal transmission of the Lyme disease spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi (B. burgdorferi), was observed in 1983, following the postpartum death of an infant born to a Wisconsin woman (Schlesinger, Duray, Burke, Steere, & Stillman, 1985). The 28-year-old mother developed Lyme disease during the first trimester of pregnancy but did not report symptoms, as all resolved quickly in the absence of treatment (Schlesinger et al., 1985). The pregnancy resulted in the

  • A Research Study On Lyme Disease

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    where the disease was first discovered. I would then draw out a group of people who appear to be in pain, with swollen joints and large rashes. These people would be examined by a doctor named Willy Burgdorfer, who discovers a specific bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi, that is causing their suffering ( To conclude the background discussion, I would show the students maps that indicate the prevalence of Lyme disease, and how they have changed from the 1980s to the present to reflect

  • Lyme Disease Essay

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    A disease caused by the bacterium which is belongs to the class of Spirochaetes which implies cockscrew-shaped. This bacterial infection is caused by four species. Borrelia burgdorferi and Borrelia mayonii cause the disease in the United States, while in Europe and Asia it is Borrelia afzelii and Borrelia garinii. A person can acquire Lyme disease by the bite of an infected tick. This disease is transmitted by deer ticks or black-legged ticks. Ticks are tiny in size and as their bite is painless

  • Anatomy Of The Bacterial Spirochete

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    Borrelia burgdorferi Inner Membrane Protein BB0173 Christina Small1, Manuel Bano2, Ismael Mingarro2 and Maria Esteve-Gassent1 1Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station TX. 2 Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Valencia, Burjassot, Valencia, Spain.   ABSTRACT The bacterial spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi is the causative agent of the most commonly reported

  • Lyme Disease Research Papers

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    life altering disease. This disease, which can change a life forever is known as Lyme disease. All diseases have a causative agent, a biological pathogen that causes the disease. In Lyme disease, the causative agent is a harmful bacteria called Borrelia burgdoferi. That being said, every disease is transmitted in one way or the other. In this case, Lyme disease is transmitted through a vector. That vector being a deer tick or in the Western United States, a black-legged tick. In order to contract