Louse-borne relapsing fever in a refugee from Somalia arriving in Belgium.

@article{Darcis2016LouseborneRF,
  title={Louse-borne relapsing fever in a refugee from Somalia arriving in Belgium.},
  author={Gilles Darcis and Marie-Pierre Hayette and S{\'e}bastien Bontems and A Sauvage and Christelle Meuris and Marjan van Esbroeck and Philippe L{\'e}onard},
  journal={Journal of travel medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={23 3}
}
We report a case of louse-borne relapsing fever (LBRF) in a refugee from Somalia who had arrived in Belgium a few days earlier. He complained of myalgia and secondarily presented fever. Blood smears revealed spirochetes later identified as Borrelia recurrentis. LBRF should be considered in countries hosting refugees, particularly those who transit through… CONTINUE READING