Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever | Causes & Risk Factors


Who is at risk for TBRF?

You are at risk for TBRF if you have had a tick bite or if you have found any ticks on your body in the past 3 weeks. People who spend time outdoors in areas where ticks are common, either for work or recreation, are at higher risk of getting any tick-borne disease.


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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Reviewed/Updated: 05/14
Created: 07/06