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Tick Relapsing Fever


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


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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