Lyme Disease: Infections of Borrelia burgdorferi and Borrelia afzelii


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Borrelia burgdorferi is the _____ bacteria that is the major cause of Lyme Disease in the United States.

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1. Health officials in a small town hypothesize that a new disease is most likely being spread by an arthoprod vector.Which of the following scenarios BEST fits this hypothesis?

2. Mice are common reservoir hosts of Lyme Disease (LD). This means that they are _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can use this quiz and corresponding worksheet to assess your understanding of where Lyme disease comes from and preventative steps one can take to avoid getting this disease. You will be quizzed mainly on terms used in relation to Lyme disease infections and transmission.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Borrelia burgdorferi
  • Arthropod vector
  • Reservoir host
  • Lyme disease prevention

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the transmission and prevention of Lyme disease
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as arthropod vector and reservoir host
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the bacteria that causes Lyme disease

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Lyme Disease: Infections of Borrelia burgdorferi and Borrelia afzelii. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Relate a theory about how Lyme disease might have started
  • Identify the bacteria species responsible for Lyme disease
  • Describe how the disease is transmitted
  • Provide statistics about Lyme disease and where infected deer ticks are commonly found
  • Discuss how one can prevent getting Lyme disease
  • Detail how to remove a tick from the skin