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.
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Borrelia recurrentis

The causative agent of louse-borne relapsing fever.
See also: Borrelia
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Otto H.F., German physician, 1843-1873.
Obermeier spirillum - a species causing relapsing fever, transmitted by bedbugs and lice. Synonym(s): Borrelia recurrentis
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