oa South African Medical Journal - Public Health aspects of an outbreak of tick relapsing fever in non-Europeans in Kimberley
|Article Title||Public Health aspects of an outbreak of tick relapsing fever in non-Europeans in Kimberley|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 The South African Institute of Medical Research, Johanneburg|
|Publication Date||Aug 1920|
|Pages||259 - 261|
|Keyword(s)||Kimberley, Non-European, Ornithodorus moubata, Public Health, Tick relapsing fever and Troops|
An outbreak of relapsing fever is descriptionbed affecting 29 non-European troop stationed in Kimberley. The outbreak is ascribed to relapsing feverï¿½infected Ornithodorus moubata ticks present in certain of the Kimberley locations which are visited by the troops. The possibility of relapsing fever being endemic in the nonï¿½European civilian population of Kimberley is discussed. Recommendation are made for the control of the infection in the locations of Kimberley.
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