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Bernese Mountain Dogs prone to Borrelia burgdorferi infection
seem to be particularly successful at infecting Be...o conclude that the breed may be predisposed to B. burgdorferi
infection. The authors data did not allow them to reach any conclusions regarding speculation that g...
LIAI scientists identify immune system trigger for fighting Lyme disease
...cells, which led to the discovery of the Borrelia burgdorferi
antigen. He believes many other types of bacteria may also produce an immune response from NK T cells. "This is an exciting possibility that needs to be further explored as it could lead to the development of vaccines or treatments for many bacteria...
A new view on Lyme disease: Rodents hold the key to annual risk
...l United States, the spirochete bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi
infects blacklegged ticks, Ixodes scapularis, which feed on a wide variety of birds, lizards, and mammals, including mice, deer, and humans. Since human risk is a function of the prevalence of infection among vectors, outbreak prevention depends in p...