College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Department of Veterinary Medicine

Lyme disease - vector borne diseases

Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in the Northern Hemisphere.

Borrelia is transmitted to humans by the bite of infected ticks belonging to a few species of the genus Ixodes ("hard ticks").

Early symptoms may include fever, headache, fatigue, depression, and a characteristic circular skin rash called erythema migrans (EM).

Transmission EM image of cultured Lyme disease pathogens
Dorsal Confocal Immunofluorescence image of a Ixodes nymph

Above:
Transmission EM image of cultured Lyme disease pathogens

Above Right: Dorsal Confocal Immunofluorescence image of a Ixodes nymph

Right: H&E stained section of a mouse joint showing Inflammation induced by Lyme disease pathogens

 H&E stained section of a mouse joint showing Inflammation induced by Lyme disease pathogens

 

 

 

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