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Contact: George Poinar, Jr.
poinarg@science.oregonstate.edu
Oregon State University

Tick Carrying Lyme Spirochetes

Caption: This tick trapped in ancient amber from the Dominican Republic can carry the type of bacteria that causes lyme disease.

Credit: (Photo by George Poinar, Jr., courtesy of Oregon State University)

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