genus Borrelia


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Noun1.genus Borrelia - small flexible parasitic spirochetes having three to five wavy spirals
bacteria genus - a genus of bacteria
family Treponemataceae, Treponemataceae - small spirochetes some parasitic or pathogenic
borrelia - cause of e.g. European and African relapsing fever
Borrelia burgdorferi, Lime disease spirochete - cause of Lyme disease; transmitted primarily by ticks of genus Ixodes
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Borreliosis are a group of globally distributed infectious diseases caused by spirochete bacteria of the genus Borrelia that are transmitted by ticks and lice acting as vectors.
aligned with several species of the genus Borrelia; however, it had the greatest degree of sequence identity with B.
Tickborne relapsing fever (TBRF) is a zoonosis caused by spirochetes of the genus Borrelia and transmitted to humans by ticks of the genus Ornithodoros.
There are several bacteria that belong to the order Spirochaetales, including those within the genus Borrelia. Various species of Borrelia are known to cause disease in humans.
Lyme disease (Lyme borreliosis) is an infectious disease caused by at least three species of bacteria belonging to the genus Borrelia. Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in the Northern Hemisphere.
Borrelia burgdorferi belongs to the genus Borrelia. Borrelia are members of a larger family of spiral-shaped bacteria called Spirochaetes.
A Lyme disease results from the bite of deer ticks infected with bacteria of the genus borrelia. The disease generally produces a rash that often resembles a bull's-eye, with a red ring surrounding a clear area and a red center.
Bacteria belonging to the genus Borrelia are spirochetes composed of 3 to 10 loose coils and are vigorously motile by means of flagella (Figure 4-7).
Relapsing fever is a worldwide disease caused by several species of spirochetes (genus Borrelia) that are carried by soft ticks of the genus Ornithodoros.
To the Editor: Relapsing fevers are paroxysmal bloodstream infections caused by spirochetes of the genus Borrelia. Louseborne relapsing fever (LBRF; i.e., epidemic relapsing fever) is caused by B.