Lyme disease

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Named after the town of Lyme, Connecticut, USA, where a number of cases were identified in 1975.

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Lyme disease ‎(uncountable)

  1. (pathology) Infection by one of three or more subspecies of the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, which is transmitted by four species of tick in genus Ixodes. Symptoms include a rash followed by fever, joint pain, and headaches.

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