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Borrelia afzelii


Definition: a bacterial genospecies of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato causing Lyme disease in Europe and Asia; transmitted by the tick, Ixodes ricinus, in central and western Europe and by the tick, Ixodes persulcatus, in Eurasia from the Baltic Sea to the Pacific Ocean.

See Also: Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto

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