Lyme in Iraq

Mil Med. 2010 May;175(5):367-9.

An unexpected case of Lyme disease in a soldier serving in northern Iraq.

Fisher JB, Curtis CE.

Tropic Lightning TMC, Bldg. 677, Schofield Barracks, HI 96857, USA.


Lyme disease is a tick-transmitted disease caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi. Cases have been reported across the United States, Canada, and Europe. Additional cases have been described in other parts of the world including Japan, Mexico, and Turkey. We report an unexpected case of Lyme disease from Iraq.

PMID: 20486511 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]