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Contact: Katherine Unger Baillie
University of Pennsylvania

Borrelia burgdorferi

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.

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