Relapsing fever in Jordan.

  title={Relapsing fever in Jordan.},
  author={B. Babudieri},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  volume={16 5},
  • B. Babudieri
  • Published 1957 in Bulletin of the World Health Organization
The author reports on a survey carried out by him in 1954 on relapsing fever in Jordan. In that country the disease is largely tick-borne, the main vector being Ornithodoros tholozani. Some of the frequent cases in the town of Nablus and the village of Marda in West Jordan may, however, be caused by O. coniceps. The centres of infection are some of the numerous caves scattered throughout the hilly areas and certain houses in which chickens are kept.It is believed that the vector ticks could be… CONTINUE READING

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