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Lyme disease, or Lyme borreliosis (LB), has become the most common tick-borne disease in Europe and the north east of the USA. In the USA, Borrelia burgdorferi is the only causative agent, while in Europe Borrelia garinii and Borrelia afzelii are the predominant causative agents. Jeroen Coumou presents recent evidence-based information on the ecology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of LB. He argues against the many misconceptions that surround the disease and provides a framework for Dutch physicians confronted with patients with putative LB.

Event details of Understanding and preventing Lyme borreliosis
Date 1 April 2016
Time 14:00 -15:00
Location Agnietenkapel
Room Location

J. Coumou: Dissecting Lyme Borreliosis; Clinical Aspects, Pathogenesis and Prevention.

Supervisors

Prof. E. Fikrig (Yale University)

Prof. T. van der Poll

Co-supervisors

Dr J.W.R. Hovius

Dr S. Narasimhan (Yale University)

Agnietenkapel

Room Location

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231
1012 EZ Amsterdam

Entrance

This event is open to the public.