Louse-borne relapsing fever

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

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).

Louse-borne relapsing fever is found in Asia, Africa and Europe.
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST