Lyme Disease is a bacterial infection known as Borreliosis. It is caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi which is of the Spirochete class bacteria. This disease is known to be carried and transmitted by ticks which are arachnids, but recent studies also suggest that other types of insects can carry and transmit the disease. There are over 200,000 new cases detected in the US annually. The CDC estimates that this number only represents a percentage of cases the meet its surveillance criteria is being reported. It is suggested that the number of cases could be greater.