genus Borrelia


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small flexible parasitic spirochetes having three to five wavy spirals

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Relapsing fever is also caused by spirochete bacteria of the genus Borrelia, of the group RFB.
Relapsing fever, more accurately known as either tick-borne relapsing fever (TBRF) or louse-borne relapsing fever (LBRF), is an arthropod-borne infection caused by several species of spirochetes in the genus Borrelia.
Quantitative PCR (qPCR) was performed by using primers and probes specific for the genus Borrelia.
At the 12th International Conference on Lyme Disease and Other Spirochetal and Tick-Borne Disorders (April 1999), Burgdorfer explained that microbiologists have studied genus Borrelia spirochetes for over 100 years.
To the Editor: Tick-borne relapsing fever (TBRF) is caused by infection with spirochetes belonging to the genus Borrelia.
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).
Species of the genus Borrelia cause human and animal infections, including Lyme disease, relapsing fever, and epizootic bovine abortion.