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Global Search for Education: Research - Ticks
September 12, 2013 - September 13, 2013


We've learned from studies of ticks that about 30% carry more than one pathogen and that the new microbe, Borrelia miyamotoi, can cause a Lyme-like illness that responds to antibiotics but which will not test positive on Lyme testing. This may explain why some patients with a Lyme-like illness never tested positive for Lyme but did get better after antibiotic therapy.

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