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Relapsing fever

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Relapsing fever can be subdivided as follows:

  • epidemic relapsing fever is caused by Borrelia recurrentis, which is borne by the human louse, Pediculus humanus
  • endemic relapsing fever is caused by Borrelia duttoni, which is borne on the tick, Ornithodoros sp.

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