Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever | Overview


What is tick-borne relapsing fever?

Tick-borne relapsing fever (TBRF) is a disease you can get from a tick. It is an infection caused by a bite from a tick that carries the bacteria Borrelia hermsii. In the United States, these ticks are usually found in higher elevations of the western states.


Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever by C Roscoe, M.D. and T Epperly, M.D. (American Family Physician November 15, 2005, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20051115/2039.html)

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Created: 07/06