Lyme-like pathogen found in Australian tick

Bacteria from the Borrelia genus, which includes the organism that causes Lyme disease, have been discovered in an Australian paralysis tick.

The tick, Ixodes holocyclus, found on an echidna, contains a species of Borrelia very closely related to the Borrelia species B.duttoni, B.recurrentis , B.parkeri and

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