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Medical Term:

Borrelia recurrentis


historically, a bacterial species that causes relapsing fever in South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia; transmitted by the bedbug, Cimex lectularius, and the louse, Pediculus humanus humanus.

Synonym(s): Obermeier spirillum, Spirochaeta obermeieri

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