What Can Cause Chills With No Fever

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Definition

Relapsing fever is an infection transmitted by a louse or tick. It is characterized by repeated episodes of fever.


Alternative Names

Tick-borne relapsing fever, Louse-borne relapsing fever


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Relapsing fever is an infection caused by several species of bacteria in the Borrelia family.

There are two major forms of relapsing fever:

  • Tick-borne relapsing fever (TBRF) is transmitted by the Ornithodoros tick and occurs in Africa,...
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