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Vet. Sci. 2016, 3(4), 33;

Regarding Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever in the Americas; Some Historical Aspects of a Forgotten Disease in Colombia

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Doenças Infecciosas, Centro de Ciências da Saúde, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Vitória ES 29000-000, Brazil
School of Medicine, Universidad Militar Nueva Granada, Bogotá 110911, Colombia
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Academic Editors: Patrick Butaye and Ulrike Munderloh
Received: 28 September 2016 / Revised: 1 November 2016 / Accepted: 1 November 2016 / Published: 4 November 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Comparative Studies in Tick-Borne Diseases in Animals and Humans)
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In the first decades of the 20th century, scientific papers were published suggesting the presence of Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever in Colombia. As a contribution, we present some historical aspects referring to this topic. View Full-Text
Keywords: tick-borne relapsing fever; Borrelia; Colombia tick-borne relapsing fever; Borrelia; Colombia
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Faccini-Martínez, Á.A.; Botero-García, C.A. Regarding Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever in the Americas; Some Historical Aspects of a Forgotten Disease in Colombia. Vet. Sci. 2016, 3, 33.

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