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Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto


Definition: a bacterial genospecies of B. burgdorferi sensu lato causing Lyme disease in North America and Europe; transmitted by the tick, Ixodes scapularis, in eastern and central U. S., by the tick, Ixodes pacificus, in western U. S., and by the tick, Ixodes ricinus, in Europe.

See Also: Borrelia garinii

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