Borrelia duttoni

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Borrelia duttoni
Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Spirochaetes
Class: Spirochaetes
Order: Spirochaetales
Family: Spirochaetaceae
Genus: Borrelia
Species: B. duttoni
Binomial name
Borrelia duttoni

Borrelia duttoni is a species of Borrelia.[1]

It can be associated with relapsing fever. It is named after Joseph Everett Dutton, who died of the disease in 1905 while he and John Lancelot Todd were investigating "tick fever".[2]


  1. ^ Vial L, Durand P, Arnathau C, et al. (September 2006). "Molecular divergences of the Ornithodoros sonrai soft tick species, a vector of human relapsing fever in West Africa". Microbes Infect. 8 (11): 2605–11. PMID 16962358. doi:10.1016/j.micinf.2006.07.012. 
  2. ^ Cook, Gordon (2007-09-17). Tropical Medicine: An Illustrated History of The Pioneers. Academic Press. pp. 167–169. ISBN 978-0-08-055939-1. Retrieved 2013-05-08.