Show simple item record Gangaidzo, I.T. 2016-09-13T08:07:34Z 2016-09-13T08:07:34Z 2004
dc.identifier.citation Gangaidzo, I. (2004). Forgotten diseases: relapsing fever. Central African Journal of Medicine, 50(7/8),73-75. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0008-9176
dc.description.abstract Relapsing fever is a group of conditions that is characterized by recurrent febrile episodes interspaced with periods of no symptoms at all. They are arthropod-borne spirochetal infections of the Borrellia genus and occur in two main forms: tick-borne and louse-borne. Tick-borne relapsing fever is a zoonosis that is found worldwide. The louse-borne relapsing fever is caused by B. recurrentis, and is seen in the developing world. This form usually occurs in the setting of overcrowding. It is spread from person to person and can occur in epidemics, including large ones involving millions of people. Mortality rate may reach 40% when untreated, depending on host factors such as nutritional status and concurrent illness. en_US
dc.language.iso en_ZW en_US
dc.publisher University of Zimbabwe, College of Health Sciences en_US
dc.subject Relapsing fever en_US
dc.subject tick-borne en_US
dc.subject louse-borne en_US
dc.title Forgotten diseases: relapsing fever en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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