Borrelia miyamotoi-An Emerging Human Tick-Borne Pathogen in Europe

[CanLyme Note: Canada has Borrelia miyamotoi coast to coast in ticks.] January 12, 2021 Abstract Borrelia miyamotoi is classified as a relapsing fever spirochete. Although B. miyamotoi is genetically and ecologically distinct from Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, both microorganisms are transmitted by the same Ixodes tick species. B. miyamotoi was detected in I. persulcatus ticks in 1994 in Japan. A phylogenetic analysis based on selected sequences of B….