Infections

Expert reports about Infections


INFORMATION FOR WOMEN WHO HAVE LYME DISEASE WHILE PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING

 

What is Lyme disease?

Lyme disease is an infection that is caused by a family of bacteria called Borrelia. In the United States, the particular species causing Lyme disease is called Borrelia burgdorferi. In Europe and Asia, additional species (Borrelia afzelii and Borrelia garinii) also cause Lyme disease, but in all cases the bacterial infection comes through a bite from a tick (a type of tick called ixodid). The ticks acquire the bacteria from small mammals such as mice and chipmunks, and also from birds. The disease also is connected with deer, which are needed to support the tick life cycle.


TO READ THE FULL REPORT

Join Pregistry to access the information you need at no cost to you

Join Pregistry