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Tick-borne Relapsing Fever

Tick Borne Relapsing Fever gemma chua tran bTick-borne relapsing fever (TBRF) is a spirochetal infection caused 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. Tick-borne Relapsing Fever 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