Problem

Trench fever

Other Names:
Wolhynian fever
Quintan fever
Nature:

This rickettsial disease is transmitted via lice and probably ticks. The infective agent is Bartonella (Rochalimaea) quintana.

Incidence:

Trench fever was a significant medical problem during World War I; troops caught it on the battlefield and lice spread the disease. It has recently reappeared among AIDS victims and homeless and alcoholic persons. Here lice are not a factor and ticks are suspected.

Related Problems:
Cat scratch fever
Values:
Fever
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Date of last update
03.10.2017 – 18:22 CEST