oa South African Medical Journal - Relapsing fever in Graaff-Reinet*

Volume 18, Issue 16
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



*Paper read at Port Elizabeth Divisional meeting of Cape Midlands Branch. The house in the Graaff-Reinet and Adendorp locations are more or less heavily infested with the Ornithodorus moubata ticks and a proportion of these ticks are infected with the spirochaetes of relapsing fever. Recommendations are made with regard to the elimination of ticks from the dwelling-houses in the locations and with regard to the effective medical and nursing attention of sufferers.

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