Volume 93, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



To improve the knowledge base of in north Africa, we tested 257 blood samples collected from febrile patients in Oran, Algeria, between January and December 2012 for species using flagellin gene polymerase chain reaction sequencing. A sequence indicative of a new sp. named was detected in one blood sample. Further multispacer sequence typing indicated this sp. had 97% similarity with , , and . In silico comparison of spacer sequences with those of and revealed 94% and 89% similarity, respectively. is a new relapsing fever sp. detected in Oran. Further studies may help predict its epidemiological importance.


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  • Received : 11 Feb 2015
  • Accepted : 03 Jun 2015
  • Published online : 04 Nov 2015

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