genus Borrelia


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Related to genus Borrelia: borreliosis
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small flexible parasitic spirochetes having three to five wavy spirals

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To the Editor: Tick-borne relapsing fevers caused by members of the genus Borrelia have been encountered throughout Africa, Asia, the Americas and, rarely, in southern Europe (1).
To the Editor: Tick-borne relapsing fever in western North America is a zoonosis caused by spirochetes in the genus Borrelia that are transmitted by argasid ticks of the genus Ornithodoros (1).
Spirochetes of the genus Borrelia are known to cause 2 major types of human disease, Lyme disease, which occurs primarily in temperate regions, and relapsing fever (RF), which occurs in both temperate and tropical regions.
Among tickborne bacteria, extracellular spirochetes of the genus Borrelia are widely spread and most studied.
The two major clades of species in the genus Borrelia are the Lyme borreliosis group and the relapsing fever group (1).
Pathogenic spirochetes in the genus Borrelia are transmitted primarily by two families of ticks.
The genus Borrelia currently contains 37 species of spirochetes, many of which cause diseases in humans and domestic animals (Table) (3).
Species of the genus Borrelia cause human and animal infections, including Lyme disease, relapsing fever, and epizootic bovine abortion.