[HTML][HTML] Of ticks, mice and men: understanding the dual-host lifestyle of Lyme disease spirochaetes

JD Radolf, MJ Caimano, B Stevenson… - Nature reviews. …, 2012 - ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Abstract In little more than 30 years, Lyme disease, which is caused by the spirochaete
Borrelia burgdorferi, has risen from relative obscurity to become a global public health
problem and a prototype of an emerging infection. During this period, there has been an
extraordinary accumulation of knowledge on the phylogenetic diversity, molecular biology,
genetics and host interactions of B. burgdorferi. In this Review, we integrate this large ...