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Borrelia duttoni is a species of Borrelia.[1]

Borrelia duttoni
Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Spirochaetes
Class: Spirochaetes
Order: Spirochaetales
Family: Spirochaetaceae
Genus: Borrelia
Species: B. duttoni
Binomial name
Borrelia duttoni

It can be associated with relapsing fever. It is named after Joseph Everett Dutton, who died of the disease in 1905 while he and John Lancelot Todd were investigating "tick fever".[2]


  1. ^ Vial L, Durand P, Arnathau C, et al. (September 2006). "Molecular divergences of the Ornithodoros sonrai soft tick species, a vector of human relapsing fever in West Africa". Microbes Infect. 8 (11): 2605–11. doi:10.1016/j.micinf.2006.07.012. PMID 16962358.
  2. ^ Cook, Gordon (2007-09-17). Tropical Medicine: An Illustrated History of The Pioneers. Academic Press. pp. 167–169. ISBN 978-0-08-055939-1. Retrieved 2013-05-08.