Lyme Borreliosis: Biology, Epidemiology and Control. Edited by J. S. Gray, O. Kahl, R. S. Lane and G. Stanek. CABI Publishing. CAB International 2002.

Lyme borreliosis, or Lyme disease, is the most prevalent arthropod- borne human disease in northern temperate regions of the world. It is seldom fatal, but causes enormous suffering and morbidity. A great deal is known about the spirochetal etiological agent, its tick vectors, and reservoir hosts, yet it remains a major public health problem and a large amount of money is spent annually on it. The disease continues to spawn controversies among scientists, physicians and patients. Large numbers of patients have formed patient support groups, some of which publish regular newsletters. Citizen protesters often picket international conferences on Lyme disease held in the United States. Approximately 16 to 18 thousand Lyme disease cases are reported annually in the U.S. and many...

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