Definition of relapsing fever in English:

relapsing fever

Pronunciation /rəˈlapsiNG/ /rəˈlæpsɪŋ/ /rēˈlapsiNG ˈfēvər/ /riˈlæpsɪŋ ˈfivər/

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  • An infectious bacterial disease marked by recurrent fever.

    The disease is caused by spirochetes of the genus Borrelia

    ‘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.’
    • ‘Russia's cities had seen epidemic outbreaks of typhus, relapsing fever, cholera, smallpox, and typhoid during its civil war, but these had largely subsided by 1920.’
    • ‘The bacteria that cause relapsing fever are related to those bacteria that cause Lyme disease.’