Lyme Disease: How Ticks Acquire the Pathogen, Deer Susceptibility, Human Babesiosis (Nantucket Fever), and Gene Editing With Clustered Regularity Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR)

Lyme disease is the single most common infection, vector borne disease in the US. Ticks acquire lyme disease by feeding upon the white footed mouse who carries lyme bacteria within its blood. People are susceptible to the disease however most forest animals (eg. deers) are not. A typical deer has several thousand ticks attached to it, and each female will lay several thousand eggs after becoming encouraged due to the fact that a deer cannot easily remove the tick from its body. The average deer ...

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