Meet Dr. Bobbi Pritt from The Mayo Clinic

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Dr. Bobbi Pritt, a Pathologist and Clinical Microbiologist, she is the director of the Clinical Parasitology Laboratory in Mayo Clinic’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology.

There were 3 organisms in the world that caused Lyme disease, prior to her discovery of a 4th species in 2013. In February 2016, she published the findings of her research, in which she named this novel species of bacteria “Borellia Mayonii.”

Borellia Burgorferi and Borellia Mayonii are now the only two organisms known to cause Lyme Disease the United States. Dr. Pritt explains why this new species of bacteria is concerning.