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Persistence of Non-Cultivable Borrelia burgdorferi Following Antibiotic Treatment : Critical Need for Further Research

  title={Persistence of Non-Cultivable Borrelia burgdorferi Following Antibiotic Treatment : Critical Need for Further Research},
  author={Stephen W. Barthold},
Lyme disease, caused by a number of closely related members of the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato family (B. burgdorferi sensu stricto in the United States) that are transmitted by closely related members of the Ixodes persulcatus family (I. scapularis and I. pacificus in the United States) is endemic in many parts of the world, with particularly high prevalence in the United States and Europe. Prevalence of human disease continues to rise, as does the geographic distribution of endemic areas… 

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