Borrelia burgdorferi

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Noun1.Borrelia burgdorferi - cause of Lyme disease; transmitted primarily by ticks of genus Ixodes
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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Variations in Ixodes ricinus density and Borrelia infections associated with cattle introduced into a woodland in the Netherlands.
Current Borrelia infections were detected by PCR and 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis in blood samples of patients from both northern and southern Togo.
Relapsing fever Borrelia infections have attracted little attention in recent years; however, where endemic, these infections still result in considerable illness and death.