Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever Spirochetes in the Americas
AbstractRelapsing fever spirochetes are tick- and louse-borne pathogens that primarily afflict those in impoverished countries. Historically the pathogens have had a significant impact on public health, yet currently they are often overlooked because of the nonspecific display of disease. In this review, we discuss aspects of relapsing fever (RF) spirochete pathogenesis including the: (1) clinical manifestation of disease; (2) ability to diagnose pathogen exposure; (3) the pathogen’s life cycle in the tick and mammal; and (4) ecological factors contributing to the maintenance of RF spirochetes in nature. View Full-Text
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Lopez, J.E.; Krishnavahjala, A.; Garcia, M.N.; Bermudez, S. Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever Spirochetes in the Americas. Vet. Sci. 2016, 3, 16.
Lopez JE, Krishnavahjala A, Garcia MN, Bermudez S. Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever Spirochetes in the Americas. Veterinary Sciences. 2016; 3(3):16.Chicago/Turabian Style
Lopez, Job E.; Krishnavahjala, Aparna; Garcia, Melissa N.; Bermudez, Sergio. 2016. "Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever Spirochetes in the Americas." Vet. Sci. 3, no. 3: 16.
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