First isolation of the relapsing fever spirochete, Borrelia hermsii, from a domestic dog.

  title={First isolation of the relapsing fever spirochete, Borrelia hermsii, from a domestic dog.},
  author={Ashley L Kelly and Sandra J. Raffel and Robert J. Fischer and Michael Bellinghausen and Connie Stevenson and T. Schwan},
  journal={Ticks and tick-borne diseases},
  volume={5 2},
In North America, tick-borne relapsing fever of humans is most frequently caused by infection with the spirochete Borrelia hermsii. Prior to our investigation, this spirochete was not known to infect dogs although another species, Borrelia turicatae, has been isolated from domestic canids in Florida and Texas. A clinically ill dog in Washington, USA, was spirochetemic upon examination. Spirochetes were isolated from the dog's serum and examined by PCR and multi-locus sequence typing. DNA… CONTINUE READING
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