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Endemic Disease
Risk of Lyme disease higher than previously thought

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RECENTLY published research by a team from the University of Bristol has suggested that the prevalence of ticks carrying Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, may be greater than previous estimates have indicated.

Writing in the journal Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, the researchers describe how they recruited vets across Great Britain to examine dogs selected at random when they were presented at a veterinary practice. Of 3534 dogs …

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