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Microbes Infect. 2006 Apr;8(5):1390-9. Epub 2006 Mar 24.

Borrelia burgdorferi--traveling incognito?

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  • 1Section of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, Room 525A, 300 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT 06520-8031, USA.


We outline in this review how Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease, moves from the tick to the vertebrate host, and what molecules are potentially involved in this challenging commute. The survival strategies utilized by the spirochete during transmission and the initial stages of infection are discussed.

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