Contact: Katherine Unger Baillie
University of Pennsylvania
Caption: Borrelia burgdorferi is the bacterial culprit behind Lyme disease. A new study by University of Pennsylvania researchers shows that humans can develop immunity to particular strains of the bacteria that protect against reinfection for several years.
Credit: Courtesy of CDC
Usage Restrictions: None
Related news release: Strain-specific Lyme disease immunity lasts for years, Penn research finds