Borrelia recurrentis

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Bor·rel·i·a re·cur·ren·tis

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.

Borrelia recurrentis

The causative agent of louse-borne relapsing fever.
See also: Borrelia


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.

Borrelia anserina
causes fowl spirochetosis.
Borrelia burgdorferi
causes lyme disease in humans and animals.
Borrelia recurrentis
causes relapsing fever in humans, and a subclinical disease in Virginia opossum, one of the major reservoirs of the disease.
Borrelia suilla
not an accredited species. Originally identified as a cause of ulcerative granuloma of swine.
Borrelia theileri
cause of theileriasis in cattle, sheep and horses.
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Borrelia recurrentis characterization and comparison with relapsing-fever, Lyme-associated, and other Borrelia spp.
Successful in-vitro cultivation of Borrelia recurrentis.
The body louse has been demonstrated to be the vector of three human pathogens: Rickettsia prowazekii, the agent of epidemic typhus; Bartonella quintana, the agent of trench fever; and Borrelia recurrentis, the agent of louseborne recurrent fever (1).
Using polymerase chain reaction and sequencing, we investigated the prevalence of Rickettsia prowazekii, Bartonella quintana, and Borrelia recurrentis in 841 body lice collected from various countries.
quintana, and relapsing fever caused by Borrelia recurrentis (1-3).