Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Borrelia theileri : A Review

Live spirochetes were first found in the blood of cattle in South Africa by Sir Arnold Theiler in 1902. Since its original description in South Africa, B. theileri has been found in southern Russia, Bulgaria, Australia, Texas, Mexico and South America.

two other species of Borrelia infect cattle: Borrelia burgdorferi and Borrelia coriaceae.