Merck Manual

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Lice That Transmit Relapsing Fever
Lice That Transmit Relapsing Fever
Lice That Transmit Relapsing Fever

Louse-borne relapsing fever is caused by Borrelia bacteria, which are transmitted from person to person by the body louse.

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