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Tick Relapsing Fever

Vector:

Relapsing Fever Tick (Ornithodoros turicata)
 

Causative Agent:

Borrelia hermsii

 

Endemic Area:

Western United States
 

Incubation Period:

5-15 days
 

Classic Symptoms:

Periods of fever
Petechial rashes
 

Lab Test(s):

Darkfield thick & thin blood films
Inoculation of lab animals
Blood culture
 

Treatment:

Antibiotics: Tetracyclines
 

Search the Center for Disease Control, The National Institute of Health or PubMed for more information on Tick Relapsing Fever.
 

Source: Dutchess County DOH, National Institute of Health

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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