Lyme disease

Sue 0’Connell Head, Lyme Borreliosis Unit Health Protection Agency Microbiology Laboratory Southampton General Hospital, Southampton SO16 6YD What is Lyme disease? It is a bacterial infection, caused by a spiral-shaped organism called Borrelia, which is in the same family group of bacteria as those that cause syphilis, leptospirosis and relapsing fever. People can become infected if they are bitten by … Read More