TICK BORNE RELAPSING FEVER TICKS PHE

  1. TICK BORNE RELAPSING FEVER TICKS
    name comes from the fact that these ticks are the major vectors of
    tickborne relapsing fever (TBRF),

    TICK BORNE RELAPSING FEVER TICKS
    which is caused by host-specific
    Borrelia bacterial
  2. TICK BORNE RELAPSING FEVER TICKS
    The most common vector is
    O. hermsii
  3. TICK BORNE RELAPSING FEVER TICKS
    Relapsing fever is caused by host-specific
    spirochetes (spirally undulating bacteria) in the genus Borrelia, i.e. O. turicata transmits Borrelia turicata, etc.
  4. TICK BORNE RELAPSING FEVER TICKS
    The tick bite is painless but a few hours later there may be intense local
    irritation and swelling; later, subcutaneous nodules may form and persist for months.
  5. TICK BORNE RELAPSING FEVER TICKS
    This disease is characterized by
    chills, fever, sweating, generalized pain, and usually nausea, vomiting and headache which lasts for 2- 9 days and alternates with feverless (afebrile) periods of 2-4 days.
  6. TICK BORNE RELAPSING FEVER TICKS
    relapsing fever the tick also acts as a reservoir, remaining
    infective for life and passing the spirochetes to its off-spring.
  7. TICK BORNE RELAPSING FEVER TICKS
    The spirochetes can be transmitted by either
    feeding or contamination of a break in the skin by tick coxal fluid.
  8. TICK BORNE RELAPSING FEVER TICKS
    All tick stages readily
    bite humans.
  9. TICK BORNE RELAPSING FEVER TICKS
    Humans are bitten and contract relapsing fever when they
    enter the tick’s natural habitat.
  10. TICK BORNE RELAPSING FEVER TICKS
    Ornithodoros turicata is found in
    caves, holes made by burrowing rodents and burrowing owls, and at camp sites.
  11. TICK BORNE RELAPSING FEVER TICKS
    Its hosts include
    rattlesnakes, turtles, burrowing owls, ground squirrels (Spermophilus), prairie dogs (Cynomys), kangaroo rats (Dipodomys), wood rats (Neotoma), rabbits, pigs, cattle, horses, sheep, and humans.
  12. TICK BORNE RELAPSING FEVER TICKS
    Humans have contact primarily when staying in
    mountain cabins.
  13. TICK BORNE RELAPSING FEVER TICKS
    Ornithodoros parkeri is found primarily in holes made by
    burrowing rodents and burrowing owls.
  14. TICK BORNE RELAPSING FEVER TICKS
    Cabins control
    Rodent proof the structure.
  15. TICK BORNE RELAPSING FEVER TICKS
    Campers. control Always sleep in a totally enclosed tent with fine biting midge/punkie- proof
    screening.
  16. TICK BORNE RELAPSING FEVER TICKS
    Treatment of the
    ground beneath and immediately surrounding the tent or camper with an appropriately labeled pesticide can reduce the immediate risk;
  17. TICK BORNE RELAPSING FEVER TICKS
    BLANK work best.
    pyrethroids
  18. TICK BORNE RELAPSING FEVER TICKS
    Do not pitch your tent or set up your camper near
    rodent burrows.
Author
ianquinto
ID
351394
Card Set
TICK BORNE RELAPSING FEVER TICKS PHE
Description
TICK BORNE RELAPSING FEVER TICKS PHE
Updated