Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Spirochaetaceae — the borrelia spirochetes, some of which cause relapsing fever.

Etymologies

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Origin: New Latin, after Amédée Borrel (1867-1936), French bacteriologist. (Source: American Heritage Dictionary)

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  • The disease is caused by a spirochete bacterium called Borrelia miyamotoi, which is distantly related to Borrelia burgdorferi, the spirochete that causes

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  • It is caused by a group of microorganisms called Borrelia species.

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  • Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness caused by the spiral-shaped bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi.

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  • When diagnosing Lyme disease, doctors look for a red skin rash that is often found at the site of the tick bite and may also do a blood test for antibodies to the bacteria that causes the illness, called Borrelia burgdorferi.

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  • Slide 61: C. Agents of disease Tuberculosis is caused by Mycobacterium  tuberculosis  Lyme disease is caused by a spirochette bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi

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  • The book has chapters on Rabies, Tetanus, Tularemia, Brucellosis (Undulant Fever), Rocky Mountin Spotted Fever, and Borrelia (Lyme Disease), as well as CDC recommendations for avoiding and removing ticks.

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  • Sigal LH, Zahradnik JM, Lavin P, et al. A vaccine consisting of recombinant Borrelia burgdorferi outer surface protein A to prevent Lyme disease.

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  • Steere AC, Sikand VK, Meurice F, et al. Vaccination against Lyme disease with recombinant Borrelia burgdorferi outer-surface lipoprotein A with adjuvant.

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  • This test detects the antibodies made in response to being exposed to Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb).

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