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Ixodes scapularis, the primary vector of Lyme disease in eastern North America. (Image Credit: Public Library of Science, Wiki CC License.)

Borrelia miyamotoi: An Emerging Tick-Borne Pathogen

  As of July 2018, 6 different infections have been recognized to be transmitted by Ixodes scapularis ticks in the United States, the most common of which is Lyme disease. The pathogen responsible for the vast majority of cases of Lyme disease in the United States is Borrelia burgdorferi. Another Lyme borrelia species, however, B. mayonii, has recently been […]

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A, The chest x-ray revealed bilateral pulmonary infiltrates. B, Computed tomography (CT) of the chest showed bilateral airspace disease.

The Perils of Country Life

The Perils of Country Life: Human Monocytic Ehrlichiosis An ordinary day began with a patient transfer from a rural hospital in Eastern Kentucky. The 26-year-old woman presented to the outside hospital with a 2-day history of shortness of breath and productive cough, which had been preceded by several days of generalized fatigue, subjective fever, and […]

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