Borrelia afzelii

Borrelia afzelii

Borrelia burgdorferi by dark field microscopy, spirochete grows 400 times, the causative agent of Lyme disease
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.

See also


External links

  • Genome sequencing
  • Borrelia afzelii seen on Dark Field Microscopy