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historically, a bacterial species that causes relapsing fever in South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia; transmitted by the bedbug, Cimex lectularius, and the louse, Pediculus humanus subsp. humanus.
The causative agent of louse-borne relapsing fever.
See also: Borrelia
Obermeier,Otto H.F., German physician, 1843-1873.
Obermeier spirillum - a species causing relapsing fever, transmitted by bedbugs and lice. Synonym(s): Borrelia recurrentis
a genus of spiral, gram-negative bacteria. The spirals have a long amplitude and are irregular.
causes fowl spirochetosis.
causes lyme disease in humans and animals.
causes relapsing fever in humans, and a subclinical disease in Virginia opossum, one of the major reservoirs of the disease.
not an accredited species. Originally identified as a cause of ulcerative granuloma of swine.
cause of theileriasis in cattle, sheep and horses.