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- Kleinerman, Gabriela; King, Roni; Nachum-Biala, Yaarit; Baneth, Gad
- Ticks and tick-borne diseases 2018 v.9 no.2 pp. 382-388
- West Bank, etc ; Borrelia persica; DNA; Ornithodoros tholozani; Procavia capensis; blood; caves; disease vectors; fever; flagellin; genes; habitats; infectious diseases; nucleotide sequences; quantitative polymerase chain reaction; ribosomal RNA; sequence analysis; spleen; tick-borne diseases; ticks; vertebrates; Israel; Show all 22 Subjects
- ... Tick-borne relapsing fever (TBRF) is an acute infectious disease caused by arthropod-borne spirochetes of the genus Borrelia and characterized by recurrent episodes of fever. Borrelia persica, the causative agent of this disease in Israel, is transmitted by the argasid tick Ornithodoros tholozani. There is little information about the maintenance and possible vertebrate reservoirs of B. persica in ...