Burgdorfer, Willy

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Willy, Swiss-born U.S. zoologist and entomologist.
Borrelia burgdorferi - the spirochete that causes Lyme disease.
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Willy Burgdorfer was looking through a microscope for organisms that cause Rocky Mountain spotted fever when he noticed some odd, filamentlike, spiral-shaped bacteria he identified as spirochetes.
Willy Burgdorfer, an American scientist working largely in Switzerland, in 1981 discovered within ticks the bacteria that actually cause the disease.
Willy Burgdorfer, PhD, formerly of the National Institutes of Health, disagrees.