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relapsing fever Syllabification: re·laps·ing fe·ver
Pronunciation: /rəˈlapsiNG/ /rēˈlapsiNG ˈfēvər/

Definition of relapsing fever in English:


An infectious bacterial disease marked by recurrent fever.
  • The disease is caused by spirochetes of the genus Borrelia
Example sentences
  • Mites and ticks which feed on vertebrate hair or blood often carry disease organisms, such as spirochete bacteria, responsible for relapsing fever and Lyme disease.
  • Typhus cases shot through the roof, as did diphtheria, relapsing fever, dysentery, cholera and so on.
  • Tick-borne diseases in the United States include Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, tularemia, babesiosis, Colorado tick fever, and relapsing fever.
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