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Lyme disease organism, Borrelia burgdorferi

Lyme disease organism, Borrelia burgdorferi

Overview

Borrelia burgdorferi is a spirochete bacteria that causes Lyme disease. It is similar in shape to the spirochetes that cause other diseases, such as relapsing fever and syphilis. (Image courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.)

Update Date 2/27/2012