Tickborne relapsing fever in Israel.

Research paper by Gil G Sidi, Nadav N Davidovitch, Ran D RD Balicer, Emilia E Anis, Itamar I Grotto, Eli E Schwartz

Indexed on: 02 Dec '05Published on: 02 Dec '05Published in: Emerging infectious diseases


We evaluated the epidemiology of relapsing fever from 1971 to 2003 in Israel. In civilians, incidence declined from 0.35 to 0.11 cases per 100,000 persons annually; in military personnel it averaged 6.4 cases per 100,000 persons annually. These data imply that the pathogen and vector continue to exist in Israel.

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