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Aug. 18

When the ‘cure’ doesn’t end the pain

Some Lyme disease patients have symptoms that can linger for years despite standard treatment. Scientists are puzzling over how that can be

Transmission from ticks to people

Lyme disease is caused by a spirochete, a corkscrew-shaped bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi, which enters humans through a bite from an infected deer tick.

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