EMERGING PATTERN OF LYME DISEASE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND IRISH REPUBLIC

@article{Muhlemann1987EMERGINGPO,
  title={EMERGING PATTERN OF LYME DISEASE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND IRISH REPUBLIC},
  author={M. F. Muhlemann and David J. M. Wright},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1987},
  volume={329},
  pages={260-262}
}

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