Problem

Louse-borne relapsing fever

Other Names:
Carter's fever
Obermeyer's fever
Epidemic relapsing fever
Nature:

Relapsing fever is a vector-borne disease caused by infection with certain bacteria in the genus Borrelia, which is transmitted through the bites of lice or soft-bodied ticks (genus Ornithodoros).

Incidence:
Louse-borne relapsing fever is found in Asia, Africa and Europe.
Values:
Epidemic
Fever
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Date of last update
05.06.1999 – 00:00 CEST