27. Borrelia Infections

  1. Dolores Gavier-Widén2,3,
  2. J. Paul Duff4 and
  3. Anna Meredith5
  1. Bjørnar Ytrehus DVM, Dr Med Vet and
  2. Turid Vikøren DVM, PhD

Published Online: 30 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118342442.ch27

Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe

Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe

How to Cite

Ytrehus, B. and Vikøren, T. (2012) Borrelia Infections, in Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe (eds D. Gavier-Widén, J. P. Duff and A. Meredith), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118342442.ch27

Editor Information

  1. 2

    National Veterinary Institute (SVA), Uppsala, Sweden

  2. 3

    Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

  3. 4

    Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency, (AHVLA) Diseases of Wildlife Scheme, Penrith, UK

  4. 5

    Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Author Information

  1. Norwegian Veterinary Institute, Oslo, Norway

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 31 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405199056

Online ISBN: 9781118342442



  • Borrelia infections, relapsing fever (synonym: typhinia);
  • Borrelia, long, highly motile, helical bacteria;
  • Borreliae of linear chromosome/linear and circular plasmids;
  • LB, tick-borne, complex multisystemic disorder;
  • LBS group, the remaining into ORFS, and NRFS;
  • hard ticks, and Borrelia burgdorferi sl, obligate life cycle;
  • Europe, and LB known distribution, and ticks of Ixodes ricinus;
  • Ixodid ticks and vertebrate hosts, Borrelia burgdorferi sl transmission;
  • tick population density, determinants of LBS infection;
  • adaptive immunity, role in disease control/resolution


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