Unformatted text preview: • Laboratory: Darkfield smears can be used to observe the relapsing fever Borrelia but serologic tests (ELISA) are a better determinant for Lyme disease. CONTROL: • Sanitary: Measures to eliminate the tick and louse vectors are important for reducing the incidence of human disease. • Immunological: A recombinant vaccine is available for Lyme disease, with a 75-90% efficacy. • Chemotherapeutic: is the drug of choice. NOTE: The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have an excellent...
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- Fall '10
- Microbiology, disease Control, Erythema chronicum migrans, chronic arthritis, small red lesion