Borrelia afzelii

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Borrelia afzelii
Borrelia burgdorferi by dark field microscopy, spirochete grows 400 times, the causative agent of Lyme disease
Scientific classification e
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Spirochaetes
Order: Spirochaetales
Family: Spirochaetaceae
Genus: Borrelia
Species: B. afzelii
Binomial name
Borrelia afzelii
Manuela Marin Canica et al., 1994

Borrelia afzelii is a species of Borrelia[1] that can infect various species of vertebrate and invertebrates.

Among thirty Borrelia known species, it is one of 4 which is likely to infect humans causing a variant of Lyme disease.

It seems fairly common that coinfection combine this Borrelia species to another one or to other pathogens carried by the vector, which appears to be in most cases the tick.

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  1. ^ Bunikis J, Garpmo U, Tsao J, Berglund J, Fish D, Barbour AG (June 2004). "Sequence typing reveals extensive strain diversity of the Lyme borreliosis agents Borrelia burgdorferi in North America and Borrelia afzelii in Europe". Microbiology (Reading, Engl.) 150 (Pt 6): 1741–55. doi:10.1099/mic.0.26944-0. PMID 15184561. 

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