- Relapsing fever in its endemic form is a vector-borne infection with characteristic recurrent fevers caused by several species of spirochetes of the genus Borrelia. In the US, the vector for endemic relapsing fever is ticks of the genus Ornithodoros. Epidemic relapsing fever is transmitted by the body louse and is no longer found in the US.
- Colorado tick fever (CTF) is a febrile, usually benign, systemic illness caused by a double-stranded RNA coltivirus in the family Reoviridae transmitted by the Dermacentorandersoni wood tick. The virus is referred to as Colorado tick fever virus.
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