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Emerg Infect Dis. 2017 May;23(5):883-884. doi: 10.3201/eid2305.162069.

Diagnosis and Management of Borrelia turicatae Infection in Febrile Soldier, Texas, USA.

Abstract

In August 2015, a soldier returned from field exercises in Texas, USA, with nonspecific febrile illness. Culture and sequencing of spirochetes from peripheral blood diagnosed Borrelia turicatae infection. The patient recovered after receiving doxycycline. No illness occurred in asymptomatic soldiers potentially exposed to the vector tick and prophylactically given treatment.

KEYWORDS:

Borrelia turicatae; Ornithodoros turicata; Texas; United States; bacteria; borreliosis; febrile illness; tick-borne diseases; tick-borne relapsing fever; vector-borne infections; zoonoses

PMID:
28418310
PMCID:
PMC5403040
DOI:
10.3201/eid2305.162069
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