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Borrelia

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A genus of bacteria, some of which are causative agents for relapsing fevers in man.

Description

A genus of bacteria, some of which are causative agents for relapsing fevers in man. Borrelia duttonii is the causative agent for tickborne relapsing fever in Central and South America; Borrelia recurrentis the causative agent of louseborne relapsing fever.

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