Borrelia species cause borreliosis, a zoonotic, vector-borne disease transmitted primarily by ticks and some by lice, depending on the species. Of the 36 known species of Borrelia, 12 of these species are known to cause Lyme disease or borreliosis and are transmitted by ticks. Its natural habitat is the tick, louse or other insect and then the victim who gets infected with it.

Borrelia recurrentis causes Relapsing Fever and is transmitted by the human body louse; no other animal reservoir of B. recurrentis is known. Lice that feed on infected humans acquire the Borrelia organisms that then multiply in the stomach of the louse. When an infected louse feeds on an uninfected human, the organism gains access when the person crushes the louse or scratches the area where the louse is feeding. B. recurrentis infects the person via mucous membranes and then invades the bloodstream.

Other tick-borne relapsing infections are acquired from other species, such as Borrelia hermsii or Borrelia parkeri or Borrelia miyamotoi, which can be spread from rodents, and serve as a reservoir for the infection, via a tick vector. Borrelia hermsii and Borrelia recurrentis cause very similar diseases. However, the disease associated with Borrelia hermsii has more relapses and is responsible for more fatalities, while the disease caused by B. recurrentis has longer febrile and afebrile intervals and a longer incubation period.

The most common Borrelia species are those that cause Lyme disease, now considered a modern epidemic, officially said to be a "biosafety level 2" disease. Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in the Northern Hemisphere. Borrelia is transmitted to humans by the bite of infected ticks belonging to a few species of hard ticks. Early symptoms may include fever, headache, fatigue, depression, and a characteristic circular skin rash called erythema migrans (see photo). Many cases of Lyme disease are never noticed or experience the erythema migrans, also known as the target rash.

Left untreated, later symptoms may involve the joints, heart, and central nervous system. In most cases, the infection and its symptoms can be treated, especially if the illness is treated early. Delayed or inadequate treatment can lead to the more serious symptoms, which can be disabling and difficult to treat. Matter of fact, Lyme disease is considered by some experts to be the world's greatest silent pandemic. Silent only because so many people are sick with a form of undiagnosed Lyme disease and pandemic because it literally affects more people on earth than any other disease ever has. Some believe Lyme disease was genetically modified and used as one of the very first population control mechanisms in the 1960's and 1970's. See Lyme Disease in the Symptom/Disease section for more information.

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