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Any of several infectious diseases characterized by chills and fever and caused by spirochetes transmitted by lice and ticks. Also called recurrent fever.
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(Pathology) any of various infectious diseases characterized by recurring fever, caused by the bite of body lice or ticks infected with spirochaetes of the genus Borrelia. Also called: recurrent fever
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one of a group of tropical fevers characterized by relapses, caused by spirochetes of the genus Borrelia and spread by ticks and lice.
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|Noun||1.||relapsing fever - marked by recurring high fever and transmitted by the bite of infected lice or ticks; characterized by episodes of high fever and chills and headache and muscle pain and nausea that recur every week or ten days for several months|
infectious disease - a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact
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n. fiebre recurrente.
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