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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