Borrelia recurrentis in head lice, Ethiopia

Boutellis, Amina, Mediannikov, Oleg, Bilcha, Kassahun Desalegn, Ali, Jemal, Campelo, Dayana, Barker, Stephen C. and Raoult, Didier (2013) Borrelia recurrentis in head lice, Ethiopia. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 19 5: 796-798. doi:10.3201/eid1905.121480


Author Boutellis, Amina
Mediannikov, Oleg
Bilcha, Kassahun Desalegn
Ali, Jemal
Campelo, Dayana
Barker, Stephen C.
Raoult, Didier
Title Borrelia recurrentis in head lice, Ethiopia
Formatted title
Borrelia recurrentis in head lice, Ethiopia
Journal name Emerging Infectious Diseases   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1080-6040
1080-6059
Publication date 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3201/eid1905.121480
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 19
Issue 5
Start page 796
End page 798
Total pages 3
Place of publication Atlanta, GA, United States
Publisher U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract Since the 1800s, the only known vector of Borrelia recurrentis has been the body louse. In 2011, we found B. recurrentis DNA in 23% of head lice from patients with louse-borne relapsing fever in Ethiopia. Whether head lice can transmit these bacteria from one person to another remains to be determined.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2014 Collection
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