Emerging pathogen

A New Bacterium Recognized As A Cause Of Lyme Disease: Borrelia Bissettii

By Golovchenko M, Vancová M, Clark K, Oliver JH, Grubhoffer L, Rudenko N. A divergent spirochete strain isolated from a resident of the southeastern United States was identified by multilocus sequence typing as Borrelia bissettii. Abstract BACKGROUND: Out of 20 spirochete species from Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (s.l.) complex recognized to date some are considered … Continue reading A New Bacterium Recognized As A Cause Of Lyme Disease: Borrelia Bissettii

Human Borrelia Miyamotoi Infection In The United States

Borrelia miyamotoi Borrelia miyamotoi, a spirochete that is genetically related to the species of borrelia that cause relapsing fever, has been detected in all tick species that are vectors of Lyme disease.1,2 It was detected in Ixodes scapularis ticks from Connecticut in 2001 and subsequently has been detected in all areas of the United States … Continue reading Human Borrelia Miyamotoi Infection In The United States