Borrelia Species - Lyme Disease and Borrelia hermsii

Borrelia species cause tickborne diseases that may be difficult to diagnose because initial symptoms are similar to other more common illnesses (eg, influenza). Most laboratory testing is retrospective and used as confirmation that an individual was infected with a tickborne organism. Lyme disease, caused by B. burgdorferi, is the most common vectorborne disease in the U.S.

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Last Update: March 2018