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. (medicine) 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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