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 (bə-rĕl′ē-ə, -rē′lē-ə)
Any of various spirochetes of the genus Borrelia that are pathogens of humans, other mammals, and birds, including the causal agents of Lyme disease and relapsing fever.

[New Latin, after Amédée Borrel (1867-1936), French bacteriologist.]


(bəˈrɛlɪə; bəˈrɛljə)
a genus of helical spirochete bacteria, some causing relapsing fever
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Noun1.borrelia - cause of e.g. European and African relapsing fever
spirochaete, spirochete - parasitic or free-living bacteria; many pathogenic to humans and other animals
genus Borrelia - small flexible parasitic spirochetes having three to five wavy spirals
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Contract notice: Delivery of elisa kits for the determination of antibodies to borrelia igg and igm along with the lease of a microplate elisa reader and the supply of strips antybiogramowych to mic determinations.
In the late 1970s, he worked diligently to create tests to detect the newly discovered pathogen Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb).
Ixogel[R] provides a preventative solution by eradicating Borrelia in the skin before they disseminate and can lead to Lyme Disease.
Rates of tick infection with Borrelia miyamotoi are found to be higher in the Bay Area than previously documented on the East Coast, and Tick-borne disease infection risk is shown to be higher in Redwood habitats than previously believed
Patient serum samples were analyzed for antibodies against Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato by using the RecomBead Borrelia IgM and IgG Kit (Mikrogen Diagnostik, Neuried, Germany).
Of particular concern is the deer tick (Ixodes scapularis), which is host to at least five potentially dangerous pathogens including Borrelia burgdorferi, Babesia microti, Anaplasma phagocytophilium, Borrelia miyamotoi, and Deer Tick Virus.
An increasing number of ticks are infected with Babesia and Wasser's team is exploring evidence that the trend is connected to the rapid spread of Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease.
Lyme disease, caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, first emerged in the northeastern United States in the 1970s.
Various species of Borrelia are known to cause disease in humans.
To cause disease, Borrelia burgdorferi requires unusually high levels of manganese, scientists at Johns Hopkins University (JHU), Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), and the University of Texas reported.
Eastern North Dakota is traditionally viewed as a non-endemic area for Lyme disease, though the emergence of confirmed Lyme disease cases among residents suggests eastern North Dakota is minimally a transition zone for Borrelia burgdorferi and Ixodes scapularis.
Relapsing fever is a recurrent acute febrile infection caused by various Borrelia (Spirochaetales: Spirochaetaceae) spirochetes transmitted either by lice (Pediculus spp.