Relapsing fever--a forgotten disease revealed.

  title={Relapsing fever--a forgotten disease revealed.},
  author={Sally J Cutler},
  journal={Journal of applied microbiology},
  volume={108 4},
Borrelial relapsing fever was once a major worldwide epidemic disease that made a significant impact on Livingstone during his epic travels through Africa and throughout Europe. Indeed, the term 'relapsing fever' was first used to describe clinical cases of this disease in Edinburgh. During the last century, we have witnessed the demise of the louse-borne infection, largely through improving standards of living resulting in a reduction in body lice, the vector for Borrelia recurrentis [louse… CONTINUE READING