oa South African Medical Journal - Public Health aspects of an outbreak of tick relapsing fever in non-Europeans in Kimberley

Volume 18, Issue 15
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



An outbreak of relapsing fever is descriptionbed affecting 29 non-European troop stationed in Kimberley. The outbreak is ascribed to relapsing fever�infected 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 non�European civilian population of Kimberley is discussed. Recommendation are made for the control of the infection in the locations of Kimberley.

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