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Related to Borrelia anserina: Borrelia burgdorferi, Argas persicus, Spirochetes


 (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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Argas persicus transmits Borrelia anserina which is the causative agent of fowl spirochaetosis (Rashid and Ali, 1991; Telmadarraiy et al.
Comparative study of pathogenicity of experimentally produced Borrelia anserina infection in commercial and desi chicks.
Borrelia anserina is a pathogen of high importance in poultry industry which causes fowl spirocheatosis.