THE MERCK MANUAL: The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapymultimedia

Return to Topic

  • Relapsing Fever
  • Body Louse (Pediculus humanus var. corporis)

    photo size: small | high

    Body Louse (Pediculus humanus var. corporis)

    Louse-borne relapsing fever is caused by several Borrelia recurrentis that are transmitted to humans by body lice.

    Image courtesy of the World Health Organization and the Public Health Image Library of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.