Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever
Tick-borne relapsing fever (TBRF) is a spirochetal infection cause by Borrelia hermseii, Borrelia miyamotoi, and several other less well known bacterial species. Tick-borne relapsing fever is found in Africa, Spain, Saudi Arabia, Asia, Canada, and the western United States. Rodents are the primary reservoir and ticks are the likely vector for this disease. TBRF is best diagnosed by PCR testing.
Symptoms of TBRF include:
  • Fever
  • Malaise
  • Cognitive Dysfunction
  • Fatigue
  • Body Aches
  • Other transient and nebulous symptoms vary from patient to patient