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Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi by means of several tick vectors, the principal one in the Northeast and North Central United States being the deer tick Ixodes dammini and in the Pacific Coast states, Ixodes pacificus, the Western black-legged tick (both morphologically “hard” ticks). The three major affected areas in the […]

The causes of Multiple Sclerosis

The cause or causes of Multiple Sclerosis are still unknown. Although there are significant geographical variations in the distribution of people with MS throughout the world, a great deal of research has failed to uncover any tangible evidence that there are specific avoidable risk factors associated with the onset of the disease. Genetic versus environmental causes […]